Trifolium campestre, Hop Clover, Field Clover,
Hebrew: תלתן חקלאי, Arabic: قرط أصفر

Scientific name:  Trifolium campestre Schreb.
Common name:  Hop Clover, Field Clover
Hebrew name:  תלתן חקלאי
Arabic name:  قرط أصفر
Plant Family:  Papilionaceae, פרפרניים

 Trifolium campestre, Hop Clover, Field Clover, תלתן חקלאי, قرط أصفر

Life form:  Therophyte, annual
Leaves:  Alternate, compound, trifoliate, dentate or serrate
Flowers:  Yellow
Flowering Period:   February, March, April
Habitat:   Batha, Phrygana
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands, Shrub-steppes, Montane vegetation of Mt. Hermon
Chorotype:   Mediterranean
Summer shedding:  Ephemeral

Flowers in Israel, Native plants, Palestine

Derivation of the botanical name:
Trifolium, Latin tri, tres, three; folium, leaf; three-leaved.
campestre, of or pertaining to a field; on level ground; "of the fields".
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 Schreb. is used to indicate Johann Christian Daniel von Schreber (1739 – 1810), a German naturalist.

Trifolium campestre, Hop Trefoil, Low Hop Clover
Location: Netanya, the Dora rain pool