Knotted Clover - Trifolium striatum

Alt Name
Soft Clover

Low to short hairy plant with oval leaflets and oval, unstalked pinkish flower heads, usually single, sometimes in pairs. It may be upright or prostrate. Downy, inflated, red-ribbed calyx.

Photo ID?

On well drained soils.

When to see it

Flowers May to July.

Life History


UK Status

Widespread but local and often coastal in Britain.

VC55 Status

Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 19 of the 617 tetrads.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map