Irish wildflowers

Knotted Clover / Soft Clover, Trifolium striatum
Photos: Co. Wexford

Knotted Clover / Soft Clover
Trifolium striatum
Seamair striocach
Family: Fabaceae

Flowering June - July. Annual. Native.

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       Knotted Clover / Soft Clover, Trifolium striatum


Knotted Clover / Soft Clover, Trifolium striatum


Knotted Clover / Soft Clover, Trifolium striatum
Knotted Clover / Soft Clover, Trifolium striatum. June 2010

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