Trifolium fragiferum Fabaceae Strawberry Clover

Flower Seed head

Trifolium fragiferum 25kb

Description - A clover with flower head slightly smaller than White Clover (T. repens), but individual flowers are much pinker, especially when in bud. When the flowers have finished the sepals become inflated, so that the seed-head resembles a dull pink, papery strawberry The plant often forms large patches, rooting from the stems, leaves are again slightly smaller and without the white mark usually seen on White Clover leaves.

Habitat - Wet, undisturbed meadows

Comments - Not common in Guernsey, as the habitat is not common and declining.

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