Common name: Alsike Clover
Trifolium hybridum L. APNI*
Description: Erect or decumbent perennial, glabrous to glabrescent; branches to 60 cm long.
Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets elliptic or obovate, 10–30 mm long, 10–18 mm wide, 1–1.7 times as long as broad, entire to finely toothed.
Inflorescences globose, c. 25 mm long and diam., 10–20-flowered, axillary; peduncle longer than subtending leaf. Flowers on pedicels 4–5 mm long. Calyx throat open; teeth spiny. Corolla 7–10 mm long, longer than calyx, white or pink, persistent. Pod oblong 3–4 mm long, 2–4-seeded, exserted from calyx.
Distribution and occurrence: Uncommon, naturalized south from Berrigan. Native of Medit., Eur., W Asia.
NSW subdivisions: *NC, *CC, *ST, *CWS, *SWP
Other Australian states: *Vic. *Tas. *W.A.
Text by P. H. Weston
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 2 (1991)
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