Irish wildflowers

Zigzag Clover, Trifolium medium
Photos: Paul Green, Co.Waterford

Zigzag Clover
Trifolium medium
Seamair sceabhach
Family: Fabaceae

Flowering June-August. Perennial. Native.

Stalked heads of bright reddish-purple flowers. Hairless calyx tube. Stems more/less zigzag. Narrow, oblong leaflets, approx. 3x long as broad, deep-green when mature, only faintly marked. Evenly tapered stipules.
Photographs by Paul Green

Grassy, rocky or heathy ground. Rare, scattered distribution in Ireland.

Similar: Red Clover, T. pratense. Common.
      Zigzag Clover, Trifolium medium
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