Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1537

Forb
Annual

Non-native: Europe
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon in Mountains)

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

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Invasive?

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

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

 

LEAVES:
Pinnately compound: 3 leaflets
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Yellow
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Legume

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Trifolium dubium   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 098-14-014:
Trifolium dubium   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Least Hop Clover, Low Hop Clover


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image of Trifolium dubium

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_trdu2_001_lvd

        

image of Trifolium dubium

JK Marlow    s040421_ab

April    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

Leaves pinnately trifoliolate, terminal leaflet with a petiolule ~ 1mm long, per Weakley's Flora.


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image of Trifolium dubium

Steve Marlow    snm140523_075b

May    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Standard inconspicuously veined; heads generally with 5-15(20) flowers, per Weakley's Flora.


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