Knotted Clover - Trifolium striatum

    Alt Name
    Soft Clover

    Low to short hairy plant with oval leaflets and oval, unstalked pinkish flower heads, usually single, sometimes in pairs. It may be upright or prostrate. Downy, inflated, red-ribbed calyx.

    Photo ID?

    On well drained soils.

    When to see it

    Flowers May to July.

    Life History


    UK Status

    Widespread but local and often coastal in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 19 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map