Carolinas and Georgia

2673

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Trifolium reflexum   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-14-010:
Trifolium reflexum   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Buffalo Clover


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Look for it in open woodlands, woodland edges, dry shaly places, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Annual/Biennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

 

partial shade ...Variable

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

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

FRUIT:
Spring
Legume

 

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



Trifolium reflexum   FAMILY Fabaceae

Buffalo Clover