Slender Trefoil - Trifolium micranthum

Alternative names
Least Yellow Trefoil

It has between 2 and 6 small yellow flowers in each head which helps to distinguish it from Lesser trefoil (T. dubium) which has up to 15.

Identification difficulty

Road verges, grassy tracks, gravelly and waste places.

When to see it

June to August.

Life History


UK Status

Occasional but widespread records from England and Wales, fewer records from Scotland.

VC55 Status

Rare or local and under recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 8 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