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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Trifolium arvense   FAMILY Fabaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


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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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_trar4_001_lvd

        

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Keith Bradley    kab_t_arvense_2157

March    Lexington County    SC

Furry, oblong, grayish-pink or grayish-white flower heads, per Newcomb's Wildflower Guide.

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Roxanna Martin    rlm52310_297

May    Spartanburg County    SC

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Roxanna Martin    rlm53010_803

May    Spartanburg County    SC

Long soft hairs of calyxes all but conceal tiny pink or white flowers, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

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Roxanna Martin    rlm53010_804

May    Spartanburg County    SC

Has a fuzzy, long head of tiny, grayish-pink flowers, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Trifolium arvense, Rabbitfoot Clover

Roxanna Martin    rlm53010_805

May    Spartanburg County    SC

Flower heads are not subtended by leaves or expanded stipules, per Weakley's Flora.

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JK Marlow    jkm170603_189

June    Hart County    GA

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JK Marlow    jkm210624_1520

June    Spartanburg County    SC

Leaflets are very narrowly oblanceolate, not more than 3/4" long, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


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JK Marlow    s000604_c

June    Greenville County    SC

Field

 

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

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

1535

Forb
Winter annual

Non-native: Mediterranean region

Habitat: Disturbed areas, shale barrens, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

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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

 

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