Tetragonolobus palaestinus, Lotus palaestinus, Four-winged pea,
Hebrew: ארבע-כנפות מצויות, Arabic: سيسعة، جلثون، سيبعة

Scientific name:  Tetragonolobus palaestinus Boiss.& Blanche
Synonym name:  Lotus palaestinus (Boiss. & Blanche) Blatter
Common name:   Four-winged pea
Hebrew name:  ארבע-כנפות מצויות
Arabic name:  سيسعة، جلثون، سيبعة
Plant Family:  Papilionaceae, פרפרניים

Flora, Israel, flowers, native plants. Plant family
Life form:   Therophyte, annual
Leaves:  Alternate, compound, trifoliate
Flowers:  Red
Flowering Period:   March, April, May, June
Habitat:  Batha, Phrygana
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands
Chorotype:  Mediterranean
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

Tetragonolobus palaestinus, Lotus palaestinus,Four-winged pea, سيسعة، جلثون، سيبعة ,ארבע-כנפות מצויות
Location: Bene Zion Nature Reserve


Derivation of the botanical name:
Tetragonolobus, tetragonum, τετραγονον, a quadrangle, tetragon; with 4-angled pods.
palaestinus, from Palestine.
Lotus, the classical Greek name.
  • The standard author abbreviation Boiss. is used to indicate Pierre Edmond Boissier (1810 – 1885), a Swiss botanist, explorer and mathematician.
  • The standard author abbreviation Blanche. is used to indicate Charles Isidore Blanche (1823 – 1887), a Frenchman, who collected plants in Syria.
  • The standard author abbreviation Blatter is used to indicate Ethelbert Blatter SJ (1877 – 1934), a Swiss Jesuit priest and pioneering botanist in British India.

Tetragonolobus palaestinus, Lotus palaestinus,Four-winged pea, سيسعة، جلثون، سيبعة ,ארבע-כנפות מצויות
Location: Bene Zion Nature Reserve


Israel, Pictures, Flora, Nature, Wildflowers
Location: Sea of Galilee, Mount Beatitudes