Trifolium medium, SE: Skogsklöver, DE: Mittlere Klee, Zickzack-Klee,
NL: Bochtige klaver, UK: Trifolium medium, Zigzag Clover

Scientific name:  Trifolium medium L.
Swedish name:  Skogsklöver
German name:  Mittlere Klee, Zickzack-Klee
Nederlandse naam:  Bochtige klaver
English name:  Trifolium medium, Zigzag Clover
Family:  Fabaceae / Leguminosae, Ärtväxter

vilda blommor i Sverige

Life form:  Perennial
Stems:  Height 20–45 cm, ascending–erect, curved, sparsely haired
Stems:  Ascending–erect, curved at the blade brackets, zigzag, sparsely haired.
Leaves:  Trifoliate, lanceolate–elliptic, usually without the light-colored V-shape
Flowers:  Short-stemmed, round red flower head (20mm). Stipules narrowly triangular, without a bristle-point.
Flowering Period:  June, July, August
Fruits:  Indehiscent pod (not splitting open to release the seeds when ripe)
Habitat:  Common in southern and central Sweden, rare up to the north of Sweden; in forests

Swedish Wildflowers, Nature, Botany

Derivation of the botanical name: <
Trifolium, tri, "three", and folium, "leaf" and refers to the 3-lobed leaves.
medium, intermediate; in the middle.
  • The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.