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Fam.: Asteraceae / Composite Fam.      
 

Synon.:  Hedypnois rhagadioloides  (L.) F.W.SCHMIDT,  Hedypnois polymorpha  DC.
 

Genus:  Hedypnois  SCOP.
 

Authors:
   L.:  Carl von Linné (Linnaeus, 1707 - 1777), Swedish naturalist who introduced the binary naming system for plants and animals
   WILLD.:  Carl Ludwig Willdenow (1765 - 1812), German botanist
   F.W.SCHMIDT:  Franz Willibald Schmidt (1764 - 1796), botanist from Prague (Bohemia)
   DC.:  Augustin-Pyrame de Candolle (1778 - 1841), Swiss botanist
   SCOP.:  Giovanni Antonio Scopoli (1723 - 1788), Tyrolian physician and naturalist
 

Etymology:
   Hedypnois:   sweet sleep
   cretica:   from Crete
   rhagadioloides:   Rhagadiolus-like
   polymorpha:   polymorphic
 

The Flora Europaea sees this plant as one species whose variability can't be separated geographically into species or subspecies. But the French internet sites TelaBotanica and PhotoFlora are managing the two species Hedypnois cretica (procumbent plants) and Hedypnois rhagadioloides (higher, ususaly erectly growing plants) separately, which both occur in Southern France.

 

Hedypnois cretica / Cretan Weed, F Toreilles 24.6.2008
Fig. 1:  Hedypnois cretica / Cretan Weed
F Toreilles 24.6.2008
Hedypnois cretica / Cretan Weed, F Toreilles 24.6.2008
Fig. 2:  Hedypnois cretica / Cretan Weed
F Toreilles 24.6.2008
Hedypnois cretica / Cretan Weed, F Sète 6.6.2009
Fig. 3:  Hedypnois cretica / Cretan Weed
F Sète 6.6.2009
Hedypnois cretica / Cretan Weed, Majorca Andratx 26.4.2011
Fig. 4:  Hedypnois cretica / Cretan Weed
Majorca, Andratx 26.4.2011
Hedypnois cretica / Cretan Weed, Majorca Lluc 24.4.2011
Fig. 5:  Hedypnois cretica / Cretan Weed
Majorca, Lluc 24.4.2011
Hedypnois cretica / Cretan Weed, Majorca Lluc 24.4.2011
Fig. 6:  Hedypnois cretica / Cretan Weed
Majorca, Lluc 24.4.2011
Hedypnois cretica / Cretan Weed, Majorca Lluc 24.4.2011
Fig. 7:  Hedypnois cretica / Cretan Weed
Majorca, Lluc 24.4.2011
Hedypnois cretica / Cretan Weed, Majorca Lluc 24.4.2011
Fig. 8:  Hedypnois cretica / Cretan Weed
Majorca, Lluc 24.4.2011
Hedypnois cretica / Cretan Weed, Samos Pythagorio 13.4.2017
Fig. 9:  Hedypnois cretica / Cretan Weed
Samos, Pythagorio 13.4.2017
Hedypnois cretica / Cretan Weed, Samos Pythagorio 13.4.2017
Fig. 10:  Hedypnois cretica / Cretan Weed
Samos, Pythagorio 13.4.2017
Hedypnois cretica / Cretan Weed, Samos Pythagorio 13.4.2017
Fig. 11:  Hedypnois cretica / Cretan Weed
Samos, Pythagorio 13.4.2017
Hedypnois cretica / Cretan Weed, Samos Pythagorio 13.4.2017
Fig. 12:  Hedypnois cretica / Cretan Weed
Samos, Pythagorio 13.4.2017
Hedypnois cretica / Cretan Weed, Samos Psili Ammos 16.4.2017
Fig. 13:  Hedypnois cretica / Cretan Weed
Samos, Psili Ammos 16.4.2017
Hedypnois cretica / Cretan Weed, Samos Psili Ammos 16.4.2017
Fig. 14:  Hedypnois cretica / Cretan Weed
Samos, Psili Ammos 16.4.2017
Hedypnois cretica / Cretan Weed, Samos Psili Ammos 16.4.2017
Fig. 15:  Hedypnois cretica / Cretan Weed
Samos, Psili Ammos 16.4.2017
Hedypnois cretica / Cretan Weed, D Botan. Gar.  Universit.  Mainz 13.9.2008
Fig. 16:  Hedypnois cretica / Cretan Weed (cultiv.)
D Botan. Gar. Universit. Mainz 13.9.2008
 
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