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.
Dry grassy places, short rough grassland and road verges.
June to September.
Fairly frequent in Britain but scarcer in the north.
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
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