Trifolium pratense

Common Name: 
red clover, purple clover
Scientific Name: 
Trifolium pratense L.
Family Name: 
Fabaceae (Leguminosae) - Pea or Bean Family
Identification Notes
Life Cycle
introduced perennial, reproducing by seed
prostrate, branching, hairless to slightly hair, root at nodes
Stems of Red Clover
Stems of Red Clover
fine hairs or pubescent, long petioles, compound with three leaflets; leaflets oval to obovate, usually with light green to white "v" marking above
Leaves of Red Clover
pink to red flowers; heads spherical, short stalks, leaves at base
Flowers of Red Clover
Flowers of Red Clover
Flowers of Red Clover