Echium angustifolium, Hispid Viper's-bugloss,
Hebrew: עכנאי שרוע, Arabic: زهرة الأفعى ضيقة الأوراق

Scientific name:  Echium angustifolium Miller
Common name:  Hispid Viper's-bugloss
Hebrew name:   עכנאי שרוע
Arabic name:   زهرة الأفعى ضيقة الأوراق
Plant Family:  Boraginaceae, זיפניים

Fleurs sauvages, Wildblumen, Fiori, флоры, Flores Silvestres, زهور
Life form:  Chamaephyte, semi-shrub
Leaves:  Alternate, entire
Flowers:  Red, violet
Flowering Period:   March, April, May, June, July, August
Habitat:   Batha, Phrygana
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes, Deserts and extreme deserts
Chorotype:   Mediterranean
Summer shedding:  Perennating

Echium angustifolium, Hispid Viper's-bugloss, עכנאי שרוע ,زهرة الأفعى ضيقة الأوراق

Derivation of the botanical name:
Echium, echis, "a viper," the nutlets appearing to represent a viper's head.
angustifolium, angustus, "drawn together, narrow"; folium, leaf; meaning narrow leaved.
Bugloss (Greek origin), means ox tongue, apparently because of the roughness of the leaves.
The hebrew word עכנאי, akhnai, by the foreign name echium, derived from echis, a viper.
  • The standard author abbreviation Miller is used to indicate Philip Miller (1691 – 1771), a botanist of Scottish descent.

Echium angustifolium, Hispid Viper's-bugloss, עכנאי שרוע, Boraginaceae, זיפניים

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