Lesser Trefoil - Trifolium dubium
Low to short, usually hairy with spreading to ascending stems. Trifoliate, leaflets oval to heart shaped, the terminal leaflet short-stalked. Flowers yellow, becoming browner with age, small 2 to 3 mm in small heads with up to 6 flowers.
Similar to Black Medick but distinguished by leaves that lack the terminal point of this species.
Grassy habitats on dry soils, roadside verges and waste ground.
May to October.
Common throughout Britain.
Common in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 484 of the 617 tetrads.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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