Trifolium hybridum, Trifolium elegans, SE: Alsikeklöver,
DE: Schweden-Klee, NL: Bastaardklaver, UK: Alsike Clover

Scientific name:  Trifolium hybridum L.
Synonym name:  Trifolium elegans Savi (ssp. elegans)
Swedish name:  Alsikeklöver
German name:  Schweden-Klee
Nederlandse naam:  Bastaardklaver
English name:  Alsike Clover
Family:  Fabaceae / Leguminosae, Ärtväxter

Hammarstrand Camping, Ragunda, Jamtland, Visit Sweden

Life form:  Annual
Stems:  Height 20–50 cm, limp–almost erect, sparsely branched, glabrous–upper part hairy, grooved
Leaves:  Alternate, petiolate, trifoliolate, stipulate, dentate or serrate
Flowers:  Corolla papilionaceous, whitish at first - soon becoming pinkish - turning rose upon drying
Flowering Period:  June - August
Fruits:  Indehiscent pod (not splitting open to release the seeds when ripe)
Habitat:  Farmland, settlements

Vilda blommor i Sverige, Hammarstrand Camping

Derivation of the botanical name:
Trifolium, tri, "three", and folium, "leaf" and refers to the 3-lobed leaves.
hybridum, "hybrid", mongrel, hybridized, cross-bred.
  • The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.
  • The standard author abbreviation Savi is used to indicate Gaetano Savi (1769 – 1844), an Italian naturalist.