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Alsike Clover

Trifolium hybridum

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Plant Data

Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Order:
Fabales
Family:
Fabaceae (Pea)
Type:
Flower
Maximum Size:
40 centimetres tall
Habitats:
Farmland, grassland, meadows, roadsides, wasteland.

Flower:
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White, 5 petals
 
The lower white petals turn rosy pink with age, and then brown after pollination.
Fruit:
A pea-like seedpod.
Leaves:
Smooth and trefoil leaves with finely serrated margins. The leaves are similar to White Clover leaves but without any markings. The (often hollow) stems are tall and erect, unlike those of White Clover. White Clover is a more sprawling plant. Its stipules have slender tips.
Frequency (UK):
Common  
Similar Species:
Distribution Map

Reproduced by kind permission of the BSBI.

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