3690.000 Trifolium L. - Clovers

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs. Stipules present and fused with the petiole. Leaves 3-foliolate. Flowers ± sessile in usually dense heads. Calyx teeth 5. Petals becoming dry and persistent after flowering. Upper stamen free, all or 5 of the filaments widened at the apex. Pod small, few-seeded, dehiscent or indehiscent, ± enclosed in the calyx.

Worldwide: 238 species in termperate and subtropical regions excluding Australia.

Britain: 0 cultivated taxa.

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Other sources of information about Trifolium:

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Trifolium
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Trifolium
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Trifolium
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Trifolium
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Trifolium

Copyright: Mark Hyde, 2008-21

Hyde, M.A. (2021). UK Flora: Cultivated plants: genus page: Trifolium.
https://www.ukflora.info/cult/genus.php?genus_id=488, retrieved 26 February 2021

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