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Trifolium arvense, Haresfoot clover, Rabbitfoot clover,
Stone clover, Hairy clover, Oldfield clover,
Hebrew: תלתן השדה, Arabic: النفل البري

Scientific name:  Trifolium arvense L.
Common name:  Haresfoot clover, Rabbitfoot clover, Stone clover, Hairy clover, Oldfield clover
Hebrew name:  תלתן השדה
Arabic name:  النفل البري
Plant Family:  Papilionaceae, פרפרניים

Trifolium arvense, Haresfoot clover, Rabbitfoot clover, Stone clover, Hairy clover, Oldfield clover, תלתן השדה
Location: Bene Zion Nature Reserve

Life form:  Annual
Leaves:  Alternate; compound, trifoliate;smooth; stipule
Flowers:  White, pink, hermaphrodite
Flowering Period:   March, April
Habitat:   Batha, Phrygana
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Montane vegetation of Mt. Hermon
Chorotype:  Euro-Siberian - Med - Irano-Turanian
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

Flora of Israel online, Native plants, Palestine
Location: Bene Zion Nature Reserve


Derivation of the botanical name:
Trifolium, Latin tri, tres, three; folium, leaf; three-leaved.
arvensis, arvum, field, cultivated land, plowed land; ensis, country or place of origin or habitat; of cultivated fields.
  • The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.