Ridolfia segetum, Carum ridolfia, Corn parsley,
False fennel, False caraway, Goldspray,
נירית הקמה

Scientific name:  Ridolfia segetum (L.) Moris
Synonym name:  Carum ridolfia Benth. & Hook.
Common name:  Corn parsley, False fennel, False caraway, Goldspray
Hebrew name:   נירית הקמה
Plant Family:  Umbelliferae (Apiaceae), סוככיים

Flora of Israel, Israel wildflowers

Life form:  Annual
Leaves:  Alternate, rosette, dissected
Flowers:  Yellow
Flowering Period:   April, May, June
Habitat:  Batha, Phrygana
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes, Deserts and extreme deserts
Chorotype:  Mediterranean
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

Israel, Flora, Botany, Palestine


Derivation of the botanical name:
segetum, of the corn field(s).
carum, from Caria, district in Asia Minor where it was much grown; Caraway.
  • 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 Moris is used to indicate Giuseppe Giacinto Moris (1796 – 1869), an Italian botanist.
  • The standard author abbreviation Benth. is used to indicate George Bentham (1800 – 1884), an English botanist.
  • The standard author abbreviation Hook. is used to indicate William Jackson Hooker (1785 – 1865), an English systematic botanist and organiser.
Ridolfia segetum is a frequent umbelliferous weed in sunflower crops in the Mediterranean basin.


Ridolfia segetum, Carum ridolfia,Corn parsley, False fennel, False caraway, Goldspray, נירית הקמה


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