Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2517

Forb
Annual/Winter annual

Non-native: Mediterranean region & western Asia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

Look for it in lawns and 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
Rose/ Purplish
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 resupinatum   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Trifolium resupinatum   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 098-14-001:
Trifolium resupinatum   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Persian Clover, Reversed Clover


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image of Trifolium resupinatum

John D. Byrd, Mississippi State University, Bugwood.org     bug_1391300

Month Unknown        

image of Trifolium resupinatum

John D. Byrd, Mississippi State University, Bugwood.org    bug_1391301

Month Unknown        

Calyx strongly 2-lipped, calyx tube bladdery and greatly inflated in fruit, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Trifolium resupinatum

John D. Byrd, Mississippi State University, Bugwood.org    bug_1391302

Month Unknown        

Heads terminal or axillary, not subtended by a pseudo-involucre, per Weakley's Flora.