Trifolium repens L.

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Trifolium repens

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Backpackers Lodge, Epworth, Harare

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Common names: White clover (English)
Frequency: Frequent in the E Highlands, local elsewhere
Status: Introduced
Perennial herb with stems creeping and rooting at the nodes (hence forming extensive patches). Leaflets 3(-4), obovate or obcordate, with a whitish angled band near the base, borne on a long (-14 cm) petiole. Flowers white, borne in heads. Calyx-tube white with green veins; teeth triangular. Pedicels deflexed after flowering. Pod 3-6-seeded.
Derivation of specific name: repens: creeping
Habitat: Lawns and roadside verges
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Sep - Apr
Worldwide distribution: Native of Europe, N and W Asia and N Africa; widely naturalised elsewhere.
Zimbabwe distribution: W,C,E
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Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 228.

Martins, E.S. et al. (2003). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(7) Pages 50 - 51.


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African Plant Database: Trifolium repens
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Trifolium repens
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Trifolium repens
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Trifolium repens
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Trifolium repens
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Trifolium repens
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Trifolium repens
Ispot Southern Africa : Trifolium repens
JSTOR Plant Science: Trifolium repens
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Trifolium repens
Tropicos: Trifolium repens
West African Plants database: Trifolium repens

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Trifolium repens., retrieved 3 December 2016

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