Irish wildflowers

Photos: Macroom, Co.Cork

Alsike Clover
Trifolium hybridum
Seamair lochlannach
Family: Fabaceae

Flowering time: June-September. Annual. Introduced.

Globose long-stalked flowers, pink-purple or whitish, brown with age.
Tri-foliate leaves, leaflets oval-heart shaped, usually un-marked.
Stipules green, narrow-tipped. Hairless, erect. Does not root at nodes
like White Clover. Height: To 60cm.

Arable, waste ground, roadsides. Cultivar, often grown as fodder crop.
Most frequent in NE, E, S Ireland.


Above: Alsike Clover. Inchigeela, Co.Cork. September 2008.

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