Trifolium arvense L.

Trifolium arvense plant

Family - Fabaceae

Stems - No info. yet.

Leaves - No info. yet.

Trifolium arvense stipuleArrow shows stipule.

Inflorescence - No info. yet.

Trifolium arvense inflorescence

Flowers - No info. yet.

Trifolium arvense flowersFlowers close-up.

Flowering - May - October.

Habitat - Waste ground, pastures, fallow fields, roadsides, railroads.

Origin - Native to Europe. Introduced into many parts of the world.

Other info. - This weedy, introduced species can be found scattered throughout much of the southern portion of Missouri and is also present in a few northern counties. The plant is very easy to ID in the field because of its short, fuzzy inflorescences and widely branching habit. The flowers are typically pale pink but a white-flowered form can also be found.

Photographs taken in Vale, NC., 5-11-03.


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