Common name: Knotted Clover
Trifolium striatum L. APNI*
Description: Spreading or ascending annual, sparsely to densely hairy; branches to 50 cm long.
Leaves 3-foliolate; leaflets obovate or obovate-oblong, 3–21 mm long, 1.5–12.5 mm wide, 1–2 times as long as broad, finely toothed.
Inflorescences ovoid or cylindrical, 6–15 mm long and diam., 20–40-flowered, axillary or terminal, sessile to pedunculate with peduncle shorter than subtending leaf. Flowers sessile. Calyx throat open or narrowed by an annular thickening in pod; teeth equal to subequal, erect or slightly spreading in pod. Corolla 5–7 mm long, shorter or longer than calyx, pink, persistent. Pod ± obovoid, 1-seeded, included in calyx.
Distribution and occurrence: South of Glen Innes. Native of Eur., Medit., Asia, N Afr.
NSW subdivisions: *NC, *CC, *SC, *NT, *CT, *ST, *NWS, *CWS, *SWS, *SWP
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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