Red Clover
Trifolium pratense
Fabaceae (Pea) Family

Plant is an upright, smooth to hairy annual. Preferred habitat is fields and roadsides, waste sites and fields. Distribution is throughout the Escambia region.

Leaves are alternate on the stem; trifoliate (sets of three) with leaflets being widest at the middle; egg-shaped to lance-like and having toothed margins.

Flowers are heads on stalks emerging from the leaf axil. Each floret has five petals; rose to light purple in color. Flowers occur in the spring and summer.

Fruit is a legume.

This clover is a native of Europe.

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