Hare's-foot Clover - Trifolium arvense


    Low to short, hairy plant. Lower leaves stalked, upper leaves unstalked. Flowers whitish or pinkish 4 mm long, numerous in dense oblong or egg shaped, stalked, silkily hairy heads.

    Identification difficulty

    Dry grassy habitats.

    When to see it

    June to September.

    Life History

    Annual or biennial.

    UK Status

    Scattered throughout much of Britain except northern Scotland, but quite local.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 43 of the 617 tetrads.

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