Carolinas and Georgia

1535

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fabales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Trifolium arvense   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Trifolium arvense   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-14-003:
Trifolium arvense   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Rabbitfoot Clover


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Look for it in disturbed areas, shale barrens, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Winter annual

Non-native: Mediterranean region
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon in GA Coastal Plain)


Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

 

LEAVES:
Palmately compound: 3 leaflets
Mostly alternate
Stipules conspicuous, persistent, & adnate to the petiole

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Rose/Pinkish/White
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Legume

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Trifolium arvense   FAMILY Fabaceae

Rabbitfoot Clover