Trifolium arvense L.
Trifolium arvense L. var. arvense
Trifolium arvense L. var. perpusillum DC.
Rabbit-foot Clover, Rabbitfoot Clover, Hares-foot Clover, Stone Clover, Oldfield Clover
Rabbit-foot clover is native to Europe and western Asia. Its soft, fuzzy flowerheads, the reason for its common names, are unlike those of other clovers.
Identification: Plants are 4-16" (10-40 cm) tall. Leaves are in groups of 3. Leaflets are narrow, ⅜-¾" (1-2 cm) × ¹/₁₆-³/₁₆" (3-5 mm), sometimes with small hairs and fine serrations. Flowers are soft, composed of silken hairs, oval-shaped flowerheads ⅜-1" (1-3 cm) × ⅜-½" (1-1.5 cm). They appear pale pink from a distance; up close, white hairs are tinged with pink.
Trifolium arvense on Missouriplants.com
Trifolium arvense at Illinois Wildflowers
Trifolium arvense on Forest and Kim Starr’s Starr Environmental site
Trifolium arvense on Wikipedia
Trifolium arvense on CalPhotos
Trifolium arvense on the Connecticut Botanical Society's Connecticut wildflowers site
Trifolium arvense at Minnesota Wildflowers
Trifolium arvense at the University of Wisconsin's Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium
Trifolium arvense description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 5 Oct 2016.