Trifolium resupinatum, Reversed Trefoil,
Hebrew: תלתן הפוך, Arabic: النفل المتكئ, Egypt: قرط "Qort"

Scientific name:  Trifolium resupinatum L.
Common name:  Reversed Trefoil
Hebrew name:  תלתן הפוך
Arabic name:  النفل المتكئ
Egypt:   قرط "Qort"
Plant Family:  Papilionaceae, פרפרניים

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Life form:  Annual
Leaves:  Alternate, compound, trifoliate, dentate or serrate
Flowers:  Pink, violet
Flowering Period:   March, April, May
Habitat:  Batha, Phrygana
Distribution:   The Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes, Montane vegetation of Mt. Hermon
Chorotype:  Med - Irano-Turanian
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

Trifolium resupinatum, Reversed Trefoil,תלתן הפוך

Derivation of the botanical name:
Trifolium, Latin tri, tres, three; folium, leaf; three-leaved.
resupinatum, bent back, upside down.
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 L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.

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Trifolium resupinatum, Reversed Trefoil,תלתן הפוך