Trifolium glomeratum L. - Condensed Clover

Taxonomic position.

Family Fabaceae Lindl., genus Trifolium L.


Amoria glomerata (L.) Sojak, Micrantheum glomeratum (L.) C.Presl, Trifolium axillare Phil., Trifolium duodecimnerve Willk. & Lange.

Morphology and biology.

Annual herbaceous plant. Stems 5-30 cm tall, branched, angular, glabrous. Stipules scarious, lanceolate. Leaflets obovate, small. Inflorescences sessile, axillary heads, globose, about 1 cm long, shorter than adjacent leaves, dense, with condensed sessile flowers in axils of lanceolate, pale bracts. Flowers 6-8 mm long, calyx 4-5 mm long, broad, glabrous, with sharply prominent 10 pibs. Corolla pink. Fruit a scarious 1-2 seeded pod. Flowers in April, fruits in May. Autogamous plant.




Occurs in lowland. Wet sites in seaside 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. 1945. Clover - Trifolium L. In: Shishkin BK., ed. Flora URSS. V.11. P.189-261. (In Russian).

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