Photographer: Christopher Noll
Trifolium campestre Schreb.
field clover, low hop clover, pinnate hop clover
Trifolium: from tres for three; folium for leaves
campestre: Latin meaning "of the fields"
|Status: ||Introduced - naturalized|
|Plant: ||erect, annual, 4"-16" tall forb with many branches; stems fuzzy|
|Flower: ||yellow, 5-parted, 1/8"-1/4" long, keel (top petal) grooved, calyx 2-lipped; inflorescence a dense, round to cylindrical head of 20-30 flowers; blooms May-Sept.|
|Leaf:||pinnately 3-parted, leaf and end leaflet stalked|
|Habitat: ||disturbed sites|
|Notes: ||Similar to black medick, Medicago lupulina, but with larger heads|