Carolinas and Georgia

1537

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fabales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Trifolium dubium   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Trifolium dubium   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-14-014:
Trifolium dubium   FAMILY Fabaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Least Hop Clover, Low Hop Clover, Suckling Clover


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Look for it on roadsides, in lawns, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

Forb
Annual

Non-native: Europe
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon in Mountains)


Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

 

LEAVES:
Odd-pinnately compound: 3 leaflets
Mostly alternate
Stipules conspicuous, persistent, & adnate to the petiole

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Yellow
Bilaterally symmetrical
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Legume

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Trifolium dubium   FAMILY Fabaceae

Least Hop Clover, Low Hop Clover, Suckling Clover