Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2516

Forb
Perennial

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

Common

Look for it in lawns, fields, roadsides, 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:
Palmately compound: 3 leaflets
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
White/Rose
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!



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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Trifolium hybridum   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 098-14-009:
Trifolium hybridum   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Alsike Clover


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_trhy_001_lvd

        

image of Trifolium hybridum

Roxanna Martin    rlm51210_117

May    Spartanburg County    SC

Petals white to somewhat flushed with rose, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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Roxanna Martin    rlm51210_120

May    Spartanburg County    SC

Stems are ascending and bear both flowers and leaves, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE leaves that are trifoliolate and palmately compound

image of Trifolium hybridum

Roxanna Martin    rlm53010_186

May    Spartanburg County    SC

Similar to T. repens but flower heads have leafy stalks, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.