Trifolium dichroanthum, Clover,
Hebrew: תלתן דו-גוני, Arabic: النفل ملون الأسدية

Scientific name:  Trifolium dichroanthum Boiss.
Common name:   Clover
Hebrew name:   תלתן דו-גוני
Arab name:  النفل ملون الأسدية
Plant Family:  Papilionaceae, פרפרניים

plants of the Bible, Flowers of the Bible, biblical plants
Life form:  Therophyte, annual
Leaves:  Alternate, compound, trifoliate
Flowers:  Pink, purple, white
Flowering Period:   March, April, May
Habitat:  Sandy habitats of the Mediterranean coastal areas
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Shrub-steppes
Chorotype:  Mediterranean
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

Trifolium dichroanthum, Clover, תלתן דו-גוני

Derivation of the botanical name:
Trifolium, Latin tri, tres, three; folium, leaf; three-leaved.
dichroanthum, with flowers of two distinct colors.
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 Boiss. is used to indicate Pierre Edmond Boissier (1810 – 1885), a Swiss botanist, explorer and mathematician.