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Trifolium micranthum

Slender trefoil

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Features

  • BloomsMay
  • Growth HabitCarpet
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Trifolium micranthum (Slender trefoil). This species grows as a wild flower in Britain & Northern Europe.

Characteristics

Annual, Perennial or Biennial, Herbaceous

Other common names

Trefoil

Interest and use

Some species are useful in rock gardens or on banks, others in agriculture as they fix nitrogen in the soil. Attracts butterflies

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are fully to frost hardy, they grow in sun or partial-shade.

Propagation

Propagate from seeds in the autumn or by division in spring.

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