Photos: Co. Wexford
Knotted Clover / Soft Clover
Oval, unstalked flowerheads with pinkish flowers. Downy, inflated, red-ribbed calyx, teeth erect when fruiting. Leaflets heart-shaped, lateral veins not curved. Stems spreading. Whole plant softly downy-hairy.
Rare, found on rocky ground and dry grasslands near S, E Irish coasts.
Similar: Rough Clover, Trifolium scabrum
Knotted Clover / Soft Clover, Trifolium striatum. June 2010