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Trifolium arvense

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

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassRosidaeRoses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more
OrderFabalesLegumes (pea and bean families)
FamilyFabaceaeLegume family (peas and beans)
GenusTrifolium“Three-leaved,” for the 3-leaf clusters
SpeciesarvenseOf the fields

About plant names...

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.

Online References:

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 (Rabbit-foot Clover, Rabbitfoot Clover, Hares-foot Clover, Stone Clover, Oldfield Clover)

7/9/2012 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton Center, Groton, MA
≈ 8 × 5" (20 × 13 cm)

Trifolium arvense (Rabbit-foot Clover, Rabbitfoot Clover, Hares-foot Clover, Stone Clover, Oldfield Clover)

7/12/2016 · Beaver Brook Conservation Area, Kibby Climb

Trifolium arvense (Rabbit-foot Clover, Rabbitfoot Clover, Hares-foot Clover, Stone Clover, Oldfield Clover)

7/9/2012 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton Center, Groton, MA
≈ 7 × 11" (18 × 27 cm)

Trifolium arvense description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 5 Oct 2016.

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Trifolium arvense (Rabbit-foot Clover, Rabbitfoot Clover, Hares-foot Clover, Stone Clover, Oldfield Clover)

8/6/2009 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton, MA
≈ 9 × 7" (22 × 17 cm)

Trifolium arvense (Rabbit-foot Clover, Rabbitfoot Clover, Hares-foot Clover, Stone Clover, Oldfield Clover)

8/8/2009 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton, MA
≈ 8 × 5" (19 × 13 cm)

Trifolium arvense (Rabbit-foot Clover, Rabbitfoot Clover, Hares-foot Clover, Stone Clover, Oldfield Clover)

7/12/2016 · Beaver Brook Conservation Area, Kibby Climb

Trifolium arvense (Rabbit-foot Clover, Rabbitfoot Clover, Hares-foot Clover, Stone Clover, Oldfield Clover)

Nashoba Conservation Land on Mt. Lebanon Rd · 7/16/2009 · Mt. Lebanon St, Pepperell, MA
≈ 12 × 8" (29 × 19 cm)

Trifolium arvense (Rabbit-foot Clover, Rabbitfoot Clover, Hares-foot Clover, Stone Clover, Oldfield Clover)

7/12/2016 · Beaver Brook Conservation Area, Kibby Climb

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