West Highland Flora

Lesser Trefoil


Trifolium dubium

 

Trifolium dubium

Photo Carl Farmer
7 Jun 2002 Berwick-upon-Tweed
 

Frequent on roadsides, waste ground and as a garden weed.

Flowerhead diameter c 6 mm

ID: Leaflets do not end in a point like Black Medick.  Petals persist in fruit, folded about their midrib over the pod rather than folded down flat over it as in Hop Trefoil.

Other features: The smallest and commonest of the three yellow-flowered clover-like plants.  Flowerheads normally have 10-20 flowers.  An opportunist annual.

 

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