Hop Trefoil - Trifolium campestre


Short, hairy, erect plant. Trifoliate, leaflets oval, narrowed towards the base, the central one short stalked. Flowers pale yellow, becoming pale brown eventually, 4 to 5 mm long in small, globose, stalked heads to 15 mm across.

Photo ID?

Dry grassy places, short rough grassland and road verges.

When to see it

June to September.

Life History


UK Status

Fairly frequent in Britain but scarcer in the north.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 222 of the 617 tetrads.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map