Trifolium glanduliferum, Trifolium nervulosum,
Glandular Clover, Gland Clover,
Hebrew: תלתן בלוטי, Arabic: النفل الغدي

Scientific name:  Trifolium glanduliferum Boiss.
Synonym name:  Trifolium nervulosum Boiss. & Heldr.
Common name:  Glandular Clover, Gland Clover
Hebrew name:  תלתן בלוטי
Arabic name:  النفل الغدي
Plant Family:  Fabaceae / Papilionaceae, פרפרניים

Trifolium glanduliferum, Trifolium nervulosum, Glandular Clover, Gland Clover, النفل الغدي,תלתן בלוטי

Life form:  Annual
Stems:  Up to 40 cm tall; erect or semi-erect, extensively branched; stems with glandular hairs
Leaves:  Alternate, compound, trifoliate, dentate; stipule
Flowers:  Hermaphrodite, calyx tube white, corolla pink to mauve, deepening in colour with age
Fruits / pods:  Seed pod with 130–140 oval yellow seeds
Flowering Period:  March, April, May
Habitat:  Batha, Phrygana
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Montane vegetation of Mt. Hermon
Chorotype:  Mediterranean
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

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Derivation of the botanical name:
Trifolium, Latin tri, tres, three; folium, leaf; three-leaved.
glanduliferum, bearing little glands.
nervulosum, with little veins
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.
  • The standard author abbreviation Heldr. is used to indicate Theodor Heinrich Hermann von Heldreich (1822 – 1902), a German botanist.

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