Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3456

Forb
Winter annual

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

Uncommon

Look for it on roadsides, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Compound: 3 leaflets
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
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 vesiculosum   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Trifolium vesiculosum   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Arrowleaf Clover


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Roxanna Martin    rlm52310_207b

May    Spartanburg County    SC

Leaflets are large, usually with white, V-shaped markings, per USDA NRCS Plant Fact Sheet.

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Roxanna Martin    rlm52910_242

May    Spartanburg County    SC

Flower heads are not subtended by leaves or expanded stipules, per Weakley's Flora.

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Roxanna Martin    rlm52910_245b

May    Spartanburg County    SC

Leaflets are rounded at the base, pointed at the tip, per USDA NRCS Plant Fact Sheet.

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Roxanna Martin    rlm6610_92

June    Spartanburg County    SC

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Roxanna Martin    rlm6610_97

June    Spartanburg County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm170818_630

August    Jackson County    NC

Big Ridge Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm170818_633

August    Jackson County    NC

Big Ridge Preserve

Initially, flowers are white to pinkish, turning brown when mature, per USDA NRCS Plant Fact Sheet.

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JK Marlow    jkm170818_634

August    Jackson County    NC

Big Ridge Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm170818_635

August    Jackson County    NC

Big Ridge Preserve

image of Trifolium vesiculosum

JK Marlow    jkm170818_636

August    Jackson County    NC

Big Ridge Preserve

image of Trifolium vesiculosum

JK Marlow    jkm170818_637

August    Jackson County    NC

Big Ridge Preserve