Trifolium pauciflorum, Few-flower clover,
Hebrew: תלתן דל-פרחים, Arabic: النفل قليل الأزهار

Scientific name:  Trifolium pauciflorum d'Urv.
Common name:  Few-flower clover
Hebrew name:  תלתן דל-פרחים
Arabic name:  النفل قليل الأزهار
Plant Family:  Papilionaceae, פרפרניים

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Life form:  Therophyte, annual
Leaves:  Alternate, compound, trifoliate
Flowers:  Violet
Flowering Period:   March, April, May
Habitat:   Batha, Phrygana
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Montane vegetation of Mt. Hermon
Chorotype:   Mediterranean
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

Israel native plants, Flora, Palestine, Trifolium pauciflorum, Few-flower clover, תלתן דל-פרחים, النفل قليل الأزهار

Derivation of the botanical name:
Trifolium, Latin tri, tres, three; folium, leaf; three-leaved.
pauciflorum, with few flowers.
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 d'Urv. is used to indicate Admiral Jules Sébastien César Dumont d'Urville (1790 – 1842, a French explorer, cartographer, botanist, linguist, writer.