Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Trifolium arvense L. image
Photographer: Flora.cyberia           

Botanical Illustration

Arthur Meeks

Kurt Stüber

Merel R. Black

Robert W. Freckmann
Family Fabaceae
Trifolium arvense L.
rabbit-foot clover
Trifolium: from tres for three; folium for leaves
arvense: of planted fields
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Status: Introduced - naturalized
Plant: erect, annual, 4"-16" tall forb with many branches; stems softly hairy
Flower: whitish to pink, 5-parted, 1/4" long, stalkless, calyx 2-lipped; inflorescence a 1" dense, fuzzy, oval to cylindrical, stalked head; blooms May-Sept.
Leaf:3-parted with narrowly-oblong leaflets, stalks 1/3" long
Habitat: dry; disturbed sites; in sandy, light soil

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There are no synonyms for this taxon.

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