OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Trifolium incarnatum   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-14-004:
Trifolium incarnatum   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Crimson Clover


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image of Trifolium incarnatum, Crimson Clover

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_trin3_001_lvd

        

image of Trifolium incarnatum, Crimson Clover

JK Marlow    jkm0404zc_12

April    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

image of Trifolium incarnatum, Crimson Clover

JK Marlow    jkm120405_569

April    Pickens County    SC

Dense heads of crimson flowers, first ovoid, then cylindrical, up to 3" long, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Trifolium incarnatum, Crimson Clover

JK Marlow    jkm120405_571

April    Pickens County    SC

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

image of Trifolium incarnatum, Crimson Clover

JK Marlow    jkm120405_574

April    Pickens County    SC

image of Trifolium incarnatum, Crimson Clover

Sam Pratt    sbp060221_0568

June    Spartanburg County    SC

in cultivation

image of Trifolium incarnatum, Crimson Clover

Sam Pratt    sbp060221_0568b

June    Spartanburg County    SC

in cultivation

Calyx densely tawny villous, lobes at first erect but later wide-spreading, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Trifolium incarnatum   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-14-004:
Trifolium incarnatum   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

1538

Forb
Annual

Non-native: Europe

Habitat: Fields, 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:

 

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

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

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Legume

 

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