Trifolium pratense L.

Red Clover field
Symbol: 
TRPR2
Group: 
Dicot
Family: 
Fabaceae
Description: 

Herbaceous, short-lived perennial, 20-80 cm in height. Mostly upright growth habit with axillary branches at lower nodes. Inflorescence is a spherical head with rose to magenta flowers. Leaves are alternate, trifoliate (with three leaflets), each leaflet 15–30 mm long and 8–15 mm broad, green with a characteristic pale crescent in the outer half of the leaf. The petiole is 1–4 cm long, with two basal stipules, fused to the petiole and abruptly narrowed to a bristle-like point. Stems are hollow and pubescent. Short taproots decompose after the first year, replaced with secondary roots.

Identification

Type: 
Legume
Growth Season: 
Cool

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