Trigonella kotschyi, Trigonella hierosolymitana,
Jerusalem Fenugreek,
Hebrew: גרגרנית ירושלים, Arabic: حلبة برية

Scientific name:  Trigonella kotschyi Boiss.
Synonym name:  Trigonella hierosolymitana Boiss.
Common name:  Jerusalem Fenugreek
Hebrew name:  גרגרנית ירושלים
Arabic name:   حلبة برية
Family:  Papilionaceae, פרפרניים

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Life form:  Annual
Stems:  12-20cm
Leaves:  Alternate, compound, trifoliate, dentate or serrate
Flowers:  Inflorescence 10-14 flowers; Yellow
Fruits / pods:  Allantoid-Oblong; yellow with black point; aculeate-Verrucate
Flowering Period:   March, April
Habitat:  Batha, Phrygana
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands
Chorotype, טיפוס התפוצה:   Mediterranean
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

Trigonella kotschyi, Trigonella hierosolymitana, Jerusalem Fenugreek, גרגרנית ירושלים, حلبة برية


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
kotschyi, named for Carl George Theodor Kotschy (1813 - 1866), an Austrian botanist and explorer.
  • The standard author abbreviation Boiss. is used to indicate Pierre Edmond Boissier (1810 – 1885),a Swiss botanist, explorer and mathematician.