Common name: Clustered Clover
Trifolium glomeratum L. APNI*
Description: Prostrate or ascending annual, glabrous; branches to 35 cm long.
Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets obovate to oblanceolate, 6–15 mm long, 4–10 mm wide, c. 1.5 times as long as broad, finely toothed.
Inflorescences globose, 8–10 mm long and diam., > 20-flowered, axillary, sessile. Flowers on pedicels very short to absent, those of the lower flowers deflexed after anthesis. Calyx tube 10–12-veined; throat open; teeth equal, spreading or recurved in pod. Corolla 6–8 mm long, longer than calyx, pink, persistent. Pod obovoid, 2–3 mm long, 1- or 2-seeded, included in calyx.
Distribution and occurrence: Widely naturalized, a common garden weed; south of the Clarence R. Native of Eur., Mid. East, N Afr.
NSW subdivisions: *CC, *SC, *NT, *CT, *ST, *NWS, *CWS, *SWS, *NWP, *SWP, *LHI
Other Australian states: *Vic. *Tas. *W.A. *S.A.
Text by P. H. Weston
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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