OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Trifolium resupinatum   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-14-001:
Trifolium resupinatum   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Persian Clover, Reversed Clover


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image of Trifolium resupinatum, Persian Clover, Reversed Clover

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

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image of Trifolium resupinatum, Persian Clover, Reversed Clover

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

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

image of Trifolium resupinatum, Persian Clover, Reversed Clover

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

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Heads terminal or axillary, not subtended by a pseudo-involucre, per Weakley's Flora (2012).

 

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 (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-14-001:
Trifolium resupinatum   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

2517

Forb
Annual/Winter annual

Non-native: Mediterranean region & western Asia

Habitat: Lawns and disturbed areas, 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/Fall
Rose/ Purplish
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Legume

 

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