Asparagus aphyllus, Prickly Asparagus,
Hebrew: אספרג החורש, Arabic: شرحلا نويل Heleewan Al-Harsh

Scientific name:  Asparagus aphyllus L.
Common name:   Prickly Asparagus
Hebrew name:   אספרג החורש
Arabic name:   شرحلا نويل Heleewan Al-Harsh
Family:  Liliaceae, שושניים

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Life form:  Chamaephyte (subshrub)
Spinescence:  Stems
Stems:  Tough stems, sometimes woody
Leaves:  Alternate, scale
Flowers:  Yellow
Fruits / pods:  Berries from 7 to 8 mm, black at maturity, containing 1 to 3 seeds
Flowering Period:  September, October, November
Habitat:   Mediterranean maquis and forest
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands
Chorotype:   Mediterranean
Summer shedding:  Perennating

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Derivation of the botanical name:
Asparagus; an ancient Greek name for the plant.
aphyllus, a, α-, "not, without, less"; phyllon, φυλλον, "leaf, foliage"; leafless.
The Hebrew word: אספרג, asparag, transliteration from Greek asparagus.
  • The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.

Asparagus aphyllus, Prickly Asparagus,אספרג החורש

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