Trifolium Arvense, Hare's Foot Clover



Common name:
Hare's foot clover
Family:
Scientific name:
Trifolium arvense
Main flower color:
Range:
All of the UK though less common in the north
Height:
Up to 25 cm
Habitat:
Dry grassland, often sandy locations, particularly coastal
Flowers:
Produced in dense clusters at the top of the stem and from the upper leaf nodes. Flowers are small, with a short corolla and a bell-shaped calyx divided from the base into five long, hairy, filament-like lobes
Leaves:
Three narrow, hairy leaflets up to 15 mm long, held at wide angles from each other. Margins are slightly toothed
Season:
June to September
Rarity:
★★★★★