Friday, June 16, 2017

Trifolium repens (White Clover) - SW Wales, England, UK

6/4/17 Bible College of Wales, Swansea, SW coast of Wales, UK

 6/11/17 Stonehenge, Wiltshire, S. England

  6/11/17 Stonehenge, Wiltshire, S. England

 6/11/17 Stonehenge, Wiltshire, S. England


COMMON NAME: White Clover

SPECIES: Trifolium repens

FAMILY: Fabaceae (Pea Family)

LIFE LIST DATE: 6/4/2017

LOCATION: Bible College of Wales, Derwen Rawr Rd., Sketty, Swansea, SW coast of Wales, UK


From Wildflowers of Britain & Northern Europe by Andrew Cleave & Paul Sterry:

Description: Creeping, hairless perennial herb. Leaves are trefoil, the individual rounded leaflets having a whitish crescent pattern across the center and translucent cross veins. Flowers may occasionally be pink or purple. 

Flowering period: May-October

Habitat: Wide range of grassland, especially where there is grazing or trampling, and avoiding only the most waterlogged or acidic conditions. Widespread and common, but scarce at high altitudes.

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