Carolinas and Georgia

1539

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Trifolium pratense   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-14-005:
Trifolium pratense   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Red Clover


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Look for it in fields, roadsides, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Perennial

Non-native: Europe
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:

 

full sun

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

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Pink, purplish
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Legume

 

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



Trifolium pratense   FAMILY Fabaceae

Red Clover