Irish wildflowers


Photographs: Sherkin Island, Cork


Hares-foot Clover
Trifolium arvense
Cos mhaideach
Family: Fabaceae

Flowering time: June-September. Annual. Native.

Small white or pink flowers almost hidden by dense silky white hairs.
Flower-heads egg-shaped, stalked.
Stalked trifoliate lower leaves, upper leaves un-stalked, linear-oblong.
Hairy, usually erect plant. Height: 5-20cm.

Open sandy, rocky ground, dunes, grassland, sea-cliffs. Local and usually
coastal in Ireland.
     


    
Photographs above: Sherkin Island, County Cork. August 2007

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