Subterranean Clover - Trifolium subterraneum

    Description

    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.

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    Habitat

    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

    Annual.

    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