Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2673

Forb
Annual/Biennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare

Look for it in open woodlands, woodland edges, dry shaly places, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade ...Variable

LEAVES:
Palmately compound: 3 leaflets
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Red/Rose/White/Pinkish->Brownish
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring
Legume

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Trifolium reflexum   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 098-14-010:
Trifolium reflexum   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Buffalo Clover


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Jane Trentin    jtr_3734b

May    Pike County    GA

Camp Thunder

Flowers borne on distinct pedicels, often curving or reflexing in age, per Weakley's Flora.

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Jane Trentin    jtr_3734c

May    Pike County    GA

Camp Thunder

Calyx lobes 4mm or more long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_trifolium_reflexum_2

May        

Standard usually red, decidedly darker than pink-to-white wing & keel petals, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_trifolium_reflexum_2b

May        

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Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_t_reflexum_0032

May    Iredell County    NC

Leaflets 1-2.8x as long as wide; stems erect or ascending, per Weakley's Flora.


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Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_t_reflexum_0034b

May    Iredell County    NC

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Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_t_reflexum_0034c

May    Iredell County    NC

Calyx lobes subulate [awl-shaped], setaceous [having bristles], < 0.4mm wide, per Weakley's Flora.