Crepis sancta, Lagoseris obovata, Lagoseris sancta,
Holy's Hawk's-beard,
Hebrew: ניסנית דו קרנית, Arabic: حوذان , صفيره

Scientific name:  Crepis sancta (L.) Bornm.
Synonym name:  Lagoseris obovata (Boiss. et Noe) Bornm., Lagoseris sancta (L.) K.Maly
Common name:  Holy's Hawk's-beard
Hebrew name:   ניסנית דו קרנית
Arabic name:   حوذان , صفيره
Plant Family:  Compositae / Asteraceae, מורכבים

Israel wildflowers, Crepis sancta,Lagoseris obovata, Lagoseris obovata, Holy's Hawk's-beard,ניסנית דו קרנית,  حوذان , صفيره

Life form:  Annual
Stems:  3-55 cm high; flowering stems scapelike, erect or spreading-erect, sulcate, subglabrous or glandular, unbranched with a single head or branched near apex
Leaves:  Alternare, rosette, emtire, dentate or serrate
Flowers:  Yellow
Fruits / pods:  Achenes dimorphic or sometimes trimorphic, sometimes homomorphic; outer achenes cylindrical, inner achenes narrowly fusiform; pappus white, scabridulous
Flowering Period:  : February, March, April
Habitat:   Batha, Phrygana, Shrub-steppes, Desert
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes, Deserts and extreme deserts, Montane vegetation of Mt. Hermon
Chorotype:  Med - Saharo-Arabian
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

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Derivation of the botanical name:
Crepis, Greek krepis, krepidos "a boot, foundation, pedestal," Latin crepis for an unknown plant (Plinius); Theophrastus used krepis for oxtongue, Helminthia echioides (Theophrastus, Enquiry into plants, book VII. viii. 3).
sancta, sancio, to make sacred; sacred.
Lagoseris , lagôs, hare; seris, σερις for lettuce; Hare's-lettuce.
obovata, ob, against, contrary; ovum, an egg; atus, possessive of or likeness of something; obovate (inversely egg shaped), inverted ovate.
  • The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.
  • The standard author abbreviation Bornm. is used to indicate Joseph Friedrich Nicolaus Bornmüller (1862 – 1948), a German botanist.
  • The standard author abbreviation Boiss. is used to indicate Pierre Edmond Boissier (1810 – 1885), a Swiss botanist, explorer and mathematician.
  • The standard author abbreviation Noe is used to indicate Friedrich Wilhelm Noë (d. 1858), a German botanist.
  • The standard author abbreviation K.Maly is used to indicate Karl Maly (1874 - 1951), a Bosnian botanist.