Trifolium angustifolium L.- Narrow-leaved Clover.

Taxonomic position.

Family Fabaceae Lindl., genus Trifolium L.

Morphology and biology.

Annual herbaceous plant. Stems 10-30 cm tall, simple or branched, solitary or 3-5, pubescent. Stipules subulate. Leaves narrow-linear on setose petioles. Inflorescences spike-like heads on setose peduncles. Calyx densely pubescent. Corolla pink. Fruit is a scarious pod with 1 seed. Flowers in June, fruits in July. Autogamous plant. 2n=14, 16.


Southern Crimea, Caucasus.


In dry meadows and shrubberies. Up to middle mountain zone.

Economic value.

May be used as forage plant.


Galushko AI. 1980. Flora of the North Caucasus: Handbook. V.2. 352 p. (In Russian).
Grossheim AA. 1952. Flora of Caucasus. 2nd ed. V.5. P.194-221. (In Russian).
Bobrov EG. 1987. Clover - Trifolium L. In: Fedorov AA., Tzvelev NN., eds. Flora of the European part of the USSR. V.6. P.195-208. (In Russian).
Bobrov EG. 1945. Clover - Trifolium L. In: Shishkin BK., ed. Flora URSS. V.11. P.189-261. (In Russian).

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