Trifolium striatum Fabaceae Knotted Clover

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Description - A small, straggling Clover plant, with rounded flowerheads in the leaf axils. The tiny pea-flowers are pink, and the calyx of each has vertical red striations. The sepals do not turn back at the tips as in Clustered Clover, Trifolium glomeratum. The trifoliate leaves are more downy than the latter.

Habitat - Usually found near the coast in poor, sandy soil, often growing with Clustered Clover and Rough Clover, T. scabrum.

Comments - Not common in Guernsey, although may be overloooked due to its small stature.



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