Trigonella arabica, Arabian Fenugreek,
Hebrew: גרגרנית ערבית, Arabic: الحلبة العربية

Scientific name:  Trigonella arabica Delile
Common name:  Arabian Fenugreek
Hebrew name:  גרגרנית ערבית
Arabic name:  الحلبة العربية
Plant, Family:  Papilionaceae, פרפרניים

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Life form:  Annual
Leaves:  Alternate, compound, trifoliate
Flowers:  White
Flowering Period:  February, March, April
Habitat:  Shrub-steppes, Desert
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes, Deserts and extreme deserts
Chorotype:   Saharo-Arabian
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

Trigonella arabica, Arabian Fenugreek, גרגרנית ערבית, الحلبة العربية


Derivation of the botanical name:
Trigonella, a diminutive of the Latin trigonum, "triangle or three-cornered," referring to the corolla of one of the species.
arabica, Arabian.
  • The standard author abbreviation Delile is used to indicate Alire Raffeneau Delile (1778 – 1850), a French botanist.

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