Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2718

Forb
Perennial

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

Uncommon in GA, rare in NC-SC

Look for it in open woodlands, woodland edges, pine savannas, thin soils around rock outcrops, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Palmately compound: 3 leaflets
Mostly alternate

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Legume

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Trifolium carolinianum   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 098-14-011:
Trifolium carolinianum   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Wild White Clover, Carolina Clover