Flowering

  • Jan1
  • Feb2
  • Mar3
  • Apr4
  • May5
  • Jun6
  • Jul7
  • Aug8
  • Sep9
  • Oct10
  • Nov11
  • Dec12
Not in Bloom

Distribution

חלוק זהרי - מפת תפוצה

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Description & Remarks

Petrorhagia zoharyana is noted in our (Feinbrun & Danin 1991) Analytical Flora as a rare plant. After a visit to Mt. Gilboa on 25.5.2010, we could conclude that the primary reason for regarding it “a rare plant” is its blooming season. In May, the peak of its blooming time at Mt. Gilboa, we are already deep in the season of seed dispersal and only a few nature lovers go to search for “flowers”. Etan Shapira from En HaNetsiv made a plant survey and sent to our website the first photographs of this species. Shimon, Etan, and Dudu fixed timetable for a search “expedition” centered in this species. We went to areas protected from human disturbance in and near the settlements of the Eastern Gilboa. After discovering the first ones in Ma’ale Gilboa we trained ourselves to recognize the white stars of P. zoharyana even while the car moving. The primary habitat of spontaneous carpets of blooming of this plant is shallow soil deposited on gentle oblique margins of hard limestone (cf. figures of plants near rocks in the present page). I suggest the plant grows in additional places and shall be happy to be informed. Please add a photograph although we shall not be able to air more photos on this page.

Additional Names

Hebrew with Vowels:
חָלוּק זֹהֲרִי
Synonym (Scientific):
Petrorhagia cretica (L.) P.W.Ball & Heywood

תכונות וזיהוי

  • עשבים חד-שנתיים. עלי-הכותרת בעלי עורקי אורך.

    עשבים חד-שנתיים. עלי-הכותרת בעלי עורקי אורך.

  • עלי-הכותרת בולטים מהגביע. אורך הגביע 8-7 מ

    עלי-הכותרת בולטים מהגביע. אורך הגביע 8-7 מ"מ והוא שעיר בין העורקים.

Life form (Raunkiaer):
annual
Spinescence:
absent
Succulence:
non-succulent
Summer Shedding:
ephemeral
Petal or tepal color:
white
Sexuality and Reproductive Morphology:
Flowers hermaphrodite only
Sporangia or Seed Homogeneity:
Homogeneous seeds-fruits
Flowering Time:
April, May
Leaf arrangement:
opposite (two leaves per node)
Leaf Type:
entire
Leaf or leaflet margin:
smooth
Stipule:
absent
Habitat:
Batha, Phrygana, Shrub-steppes
Chorotype:
Mediterranean
Drought Resistence:
Salt Resistance:
glycophyte
Synanthrop:
obligate natural

Taxonomy

Superdivision:
Spermatophyta
Division:
Angiospermae
Class:
Dicotyledoneae
Family:
Caryophyllaceae
Genus:
Petrorhagia