Convolvulus althaeoides, Mallow-leaved bindweed, Falmate Bindweed,
Hebrew: חבלבל כפני, Arabic: لبلاب ختمي

Scientific name:  Convolvulus althaeoides L.
Common name:  Mallow-leaved bindweed, Falmate Bindweed
Hebrew name:   חבלבל כפני
Arabic name:   لبلاب ختمي
Plant Family:  Convolvulaceae, חבלבליים

wildflowers in Israel, Flowers of the Holy Land

Life form:  Perennial herb, Vine
Stems:  15 cm in height; trailing or climbing, hairy
Leaves:  Alternate, dissected once
Flowers:  Pink, violet
Fruits / pods:  Capsules
Flowering Period:   March, April, May, June
Habitat:  Herbaceous plant communities of the Mediterranean territory
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes, Deserts and extreme deserts
Chorotype:   Mediterranean
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

Convolvulus althaeoides,Mallow-leaved bindweed, Falmate Bindweed, لبلاب ختمي ,חבלבל ,כפני

Derivation of the botanical name:
Convolvulus, Latin, convolvere, "to twine around"; "a bindweed" (Plinius), from convolvo, volvi, volutum, ere "to droll together, roll up, intertwine."
althaeoides, resembling hollyhock.
The Hebrew word chavalval, חבלבול, from Syrian חבלבלא, chavalvla. Shaul Tchernichovsky (1875 – 1943), poem: "You Are So Fragrant" (19.7.1929):... ניחוחם של חבלבלים, nichucham shel chavalvalim, fragrance of Convolvulus (Tchernichovsky's Note: chavalval, חבלבול, Convolvulus L. Winde, Bindweed, Вьюнок).
  • The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.

Convolvulus althaeoides,Mallow-leaved bindweed, Falmate Bindweed, חבלבל כפני

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