Trifolium dasyurum, Trifolium formosum, Trifolium velivolum,
Eastern star clover,
Hebrew: תלתן נאה, Arabic: النفل الداسيوري

Scientific name:  Trifolium dasyurum C. Presl
Synonym name:  Trifolium formosum d'Urv., Trifolium velivolumPaine
Common name:  Eastern star clover
Hebrew name:   תלתן נאה
Arabic name:  النفل الداسيوري
Plant Family:  Papilionaceae, פרפרניים

Flora of Israel online, Native plants, Palestine

Life form:  Therophyte, annual
Leaves:  Alternate, compound, trifoliate
Flowers:  Pink
Flowering Period:  March, April, May
Habitat:   Batha, Phrygana
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes, Deserts and extreme deserts, Montane vegetation of Mt. Hermon
Chorotype:   Mediterranean
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

Trifolium dasyurum, Trifolium formosum, Trifolium velivolum, Eastern star clover, תלתן נאה

Derivation of the botanical name:
Trifolium, Latin tri, tres, three; folium, leaf; three-leaved.
dasyurum, dasys δασυϛ hairy, bushy, thick grown; oura, tail; hairy-tail.
formosum, finely formed, handsome, beautiful.
velivolum, sail-flying, winged with sails.
The Hebrew name: תלתן, taltan, clover, trefoil, from tlat (Aramaic) three; the clover is recalled in the Mishnah Kilayim 2:5, "[a field} of clover among which grew up..."
  • The standard author abbreviation C. Presl is used to indicate Carl Borivoj Presl (1794 – 1852), a Czech botanist.
  • The standard author abbreviation d'Urv. is used to indicate Admiral Jules Sébastien César Dumont d'Urville (1790 – 1842, a French explorer, cartographer, botanist, linguist, writer.
  • The standard author abbreviation Paine is used to indicate John Alsop Paine (1840 – 1912), an American naturalist.