Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Trifolium aureum Pollich image
Photographer: Gary Fewless           

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Matthew L. Wagner
Family Fabaceae
Trifolium aureum Pollich
golden clover, palmate hop clover, yellow hop clover
Trifolium: from tres for three; folium for leaves
aureum: Latin for "golden"
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Status: Introduced - naturalized
Plant: erect, annual/biennial, 8"-20" tall forb with many branches; stems with close hairs
Flower: yellow, 5-parted, 1/4" long, very short-stalked, keel (top petal) grooved, calyx 2-lipped; inflorescence a short cylindrical, stalked, head-like cluster from the upper leaf axils; blooms May-Sept.
Leaf:palmately 3-parted; leaves stalked, all leaflets stalkless
Habitat: disturbed sites
Notes: Similar to black medick, Medicago lupulina, but with larger heads

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