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

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map