Rumex pictus, Dock,
Hebrew: חומעה מגויידת, Arabic: حميض

Scientific name:  Rumex pictus Forssk.
Common name:  Dock
Hebrew name:  חומעה מגויידת
Arabic name:  حميض
Family:  Polygonaceae, Dock Family, ארכוביתיים

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Life form:  Annual
Leaves:  Alternate
Flowers:  Green
Flowering Period:  January, February, March, April, May
Habitat:  Sand
Distribution:  The Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes, Deserts and extreme deserts
Chorotype:  Mediterranean
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

Rumex pictus, Dock, חומעה מגויידת

Derivation of the botanical name:
Rumex , the ancient Latin name for the docks or sorrels.
pictus, coloured, painted.
The Hebrew name: חומעה, hum'ah (sorrel, rumex), formed from Aramaic: חמע, hum'a, with suffix h.
  • The standard author abbreviation Forssk. is used to indicate Peter Forsskål (1732 – 1763), a Swedish explorer, orientalist and naturalist.