Trifolium philistaeum, Trifolium stenophyllum, Palestine Clover,
Hebrew: תלתן פלישתי, Arabic: فلسطين البرسيم

Scientific name:  Trifolium philistaeum Zohary
Synonym name:  Trifolium stenophyllum Boiss.
Common name:   Palestine Clover
Hebrew name:  תלתן פלישתי
Arabic name:  فلسطين البرسيم
Plant Family:  Papilionaceae, פרפרניים

Israel, Flowers, Trifolium philistaeum, Trifolium stenophyllum, Palestine Clover, תלתן פלישתי

Life form:  Annual
Leaves:  Alternate; compound, trifoliate; dentate or serrate
Flowers:  Orange; hermaphrodite
Flowering Period:   March, April, May
Habitat:  Sand
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands
Chorotype:  Mediterranean
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

Trifolium philistaeum, Trifolium stenophyllum, Palestine Clover, תלתן פלישתי


Derivation of the botanical name:
Trifolium, Latin tri, tres, three; folium, leaf; three-leaved.
philistaeum, from Philistine,
stenophyllum, stenos, στενοϛ narrow, straight; phyllon φυλλον leaf, foliage; narrow leaved.
  • The standard author abbreviation Zohary is used to indicate Michael Zohary (1898 – 1983), a pioneering Israeli botanist.
  • The standard author abbreviation Boiss. is used to indicate Pierre Edmond Boissier (1810 – 1885), a Swiss botanist, explorer and mathematician.

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