Smaller Hop Clover
(Low Hop Clover - Field Clover)
Trifolium procumbens, Syn: T. campestis
Fabaceae (Pea) Family

Smaller Hop Clover is an annual herb. The plant is similar to T. agrarium but smaller and usually prostrate; stems are more hairy. Its preferred habitat is roadsides and waste places. Distribution is throughout the Escambia region.

The leaves are tri-foliate and opposite on the stem. Note that only the terminal leaflet is stalked and may be notched at the tip. The leaf margins are usually smoth, but may be slightly toothed toward the mid-section.

The flower heads are small (less than 1/2 inch across), globose to ovoid. There are many flowers, each measuring about 1/4 inch in length. The standard is longer than the keel and wings. The color is yellow.

Fruit is legume.

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