Crimson Clover - Trifolium incarnatum subsp. incarnatum
Short to medium, erect, hairy plant. Flowers are blood red, 10 to 12 mm in dense, solitary, oblong or oval heads.
As this is very rare in VC55, the County Recorder has asked for a specimen of this plant to be retained for verification
Open and disturbed ground and waste places.
In flower during June, July, August and September.
Occasional as a casual plant often seen as an escape from cultivation.
Rare casual in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was not recorded.
In the current checklist (Jeeves 2011), it is listed as Alien (casual), rare, with no recent records listed.
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