Irish wildflowers

Rough Clover, Trifolium scabrum
Photos: Ferrypoint, Co. Waterford

Rough Clover, Trifolium scabrum

Rough Clover
Trifolium scabrum
Seamair gharbh
Family: Fabaceae

Flowering May to July. Winter annual. Native.

Unstalked white to pale pinkish flowers with bell-shaped calyx tubes and outward-curving sepal-teeth. Obvate leaflets, downy on both sides, veins ccurving backwards. Procumbent or erect growth habit.

Rare, usually coastal, E and SE Ireland on thin infertile sandy or gravelly ground. Also found on parched coastal grassland.

Similar: Knotted / Soft Clover, T. striatum
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Rough Clover, Trifolium scabrum
Rough Clover, Trifolium scabrum. Ferrypoint, Co. Waterford. May 2009

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