Irish wildflowers BSBI map

Zigzag Clover, Trifolium medium, Seamair sceabhach
Photographs: Paul Green, Co.Waterford

Zigzag Clover
Trifolium medium
Seamair sceabhach
Family: Fabaceae

Flowering June-August. Perennial. Native.

Stalked heads of bright reddish-purple flowers with hairless calyx tubes. The narrow, oblong leaflets are approx. 3x long as broad, deep-green when mature and only faintly marked. Evenly tapered stipules. Stems are more/less zigzag.

Widespread but scattered distribution in Ireland on neutral grassland

Similar: Red Clover, Trifolium pratense. Very common.

Zigzag Clover, Trifolium medium, Seamair sceabhach

Zigzag Clover, Trifolium medium, Seamair sceabhach
Zigzag Clover, Trifolium medium, Seamair sceabhach

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