ID by Paul Green, Co. Wexford
Small yellow flowers, 2-6 in each head. Short-notched standard. Fruits 1-2 seeded. Trifoliate leaves, centre leaflet very short-stalked. Sparsely hairy plant. Prostrate to ascending growth. To 15cm.
Infrequent. Often coastal, mainly S and E. Lawns, paths, sandy coastal grassland. Tolerant of mowing, trampling. Native in some areas, introduced in others.
Similar: Small specimens of Lesser Trefoil, Trifolium dubium
Slender Trefoil, Trifolium micranthum. June 2010