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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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map