Thursday, April 29, 2010

Low Hop Clover (Trifolium campestre)

In full sun, Low Hop Clover forms a carpet of yellow flowers. In partial sun, in which these flowers grew, the flowers are more sparse. Each ‘flower’ is a flower head composed of 20 to 30 individual flowerlets.

A ‘bud;' 20-30 buds.

A flower head viewed from directly above; some flowerlets are open while others are still buds.

All flowerlets have opened.

Opened flowerlets in profile. They look like delicate artificial silk flowers.

Trifolium campestre
is commonly called Field Clover, Low Hop Clover or Hop Trefoil. Low Hop Clover is native to Europe and western Asia; it grows in most states in the United States and Canada.

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Distribution Map:

- United States Department of Agriculture Plants Database: Trifolium campestre (Field Clover)

Identification resources:

- Shede di botani: Hop Trefoil (Trifolium campestre)

-Southeastern Flora: Low Hop Clover (Trifolium campestre)

- Wikipedia: Trifolium campestre

Related posts:

- 2010: Year Of The Wildflower

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