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Trifolium arvense

Hare's foot clover

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Features

  • BloomsJune to September
  • Height0.05m to 0.2m
  • Growth HabitCarpet
  • Flower ColourWhite, pink
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Trifolium arvense (Hare's foot clover). This plant is often found in the wild in Northern Europe. STEM: Upright or angled upwards. ROOT: Fibrous, with tiny nodules. HAIRS: Soft, downy, white or pink, dense on sepals. STIPULES: Present, oval, bristle-like tip. LEAF-STALK: To 1cm, upper stalkless. BRACTS: Absent FLOWER STALK: Almost absent. SEPALS: 5, about equal, bases joined, bristle-like teeth, reddish, longer than tube and petals. PETALS: 5, remaining in fruit, lower 2 joined, side 2 overlapping, upper largest. STAMENS: 10, 9 joined at base. STIGMA: 1, style-tip curved. OVARY: 1, 1-celled SEEDS: 1, egg-shaped.

Characteristics

Annual, Perennial or Biennial, Herbaceous

Other common names

Clover

Origin

Britain & N. Europe

Interest and use

Wildflower/meadow

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Light, Medium, Low salinity
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are fully to frost hardy, they grow in sun or partial-shade. You can propagate from seeds in the autumn or by division in spring.

Propagation

You can propagate from seeds in the autumn or by division in spring. Self seeds readily.

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