Trifolium alexandrinum, Egyptian Clover, Berseem Clover,
Hebrew: תלתן אלכסנדרוני, Arabic: نفل البرسيم

Scientific name:  Trifolium alexandrinum L.
Common name:  Egyptian Clover, Berseem Clover
Hebrew name:   תלתן אלכסנדרוני
Arabic name:  نفل البرسيم
Plant Family:  Papilionaceae, פרפרניים

Trifolium alexandrinum, Egyptian Clover, Berseem Clover, نفل البرسيم,תלתן אלכסנדרוני

Life form:  Therophyte, annual
Leaves:  Alternate, compound, trifoliate
Flowers:  White
Flowering Period:   April, May
Habitat:   Batha, Phrygana
Distribution:   Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands
Chorotype:   Mediterranean
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

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Location: Kohav Hayarden (Belvoir)


Derivation of the botanical name:
Trifolium, Latin tri, tres, three; folium, leaf; three-leaved.
alexandrinum, of Alexandria in Egypt.
  • The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.

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Location: Kohav Hayarden (Belvoir)