Subterranean Clover - Trifolium subterraneum


Low, hairy, prostrate plant. Leaves broadly heart shaped and variable in size. Flowers white or whitish, 8 to 14 mm in clusters at the base of leaves.

Photo ID?

Dry grassy habitats, cliffs and rocky places with shallow soil, and preferring sandy or fine gravelly soils.

When to see it

May and June.

Life History


UK Status

Local and often coastal, mainly in the southern half of Britain.

VC55 Status

Rare in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 3 of the 617 tetrads.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map