Common name: Hop Clover
Trifolium campestre Schreb. APNI*
Description: Prostrate or ascending annual sparsely hairy or glabrescent; branches to 50 cm long.
Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets rhombic or obovate, 8–16 mm long, 4–8 mm wide, 1–2 times as long as broad, finely toothed.
Inflorescences 8–15 mm long, 7–10 mm diam., axillary; peduncle shorter or longer than subtending leaf. Flowers on pedicels c. 0.5 mm long, deflexed after anthesis. Calyx tube 5-veined, unchanged in pod; throat glabrous, open; teeth unequal, spiny, erect to spreading in pod. Corolla 4–7 mm long, longer than calyx, yellow, persistent. Pod ± oblong, 1–2 mm long, 1-seeded, included in calyx.
Distribution and occurrence: Widely naturalized. Native of Eur., Medit., W Asia.
NSW subdivisions: *NC, *CC, *SC, *NT, *CT, *ST, *NWS, *CWS, *SWS, *SWP
Other Australian states: *Qld *Vic. *Tas. *W.A. *S.A.
Text by P. H. Weston
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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