Trifolium pratense, SE: Rödklöver, DE: Rot-Klee,
NL: Rode klaver, UK: Red Clover
|| ||Trifolium pratenseL.|
|| ||Rödklöver, rödväpling|
|| || Rot-Klee|
|| ||Rode klaver|
|| ||Red Clover|
|| ||Fabaceae / Leguminosae, Pea family, Ärtväxter|
|| ||Height 15–50 cm, hollow, hairy stems and branches; lower leaves on long stalks, upper leaves with short stalks or stalkless|
|| ||Trifoliate, alternate, usually with a whitish blotch in the centre. Stipules lanceolate, terminated by a bristle.|
|| ||Stalkless, round, dark pink flower head, No white area around centre of flowerhead as in Zigzag Clover. Flowerheads usually solitary with a pair of leaves just below, but sometimes two.|
|| ||May - September|
|| ||Indehiscent pod (not splitting open to release the seeds when ripe)|
|| ||Coast, pastureland, meadows, farmland, settlements |
Derivation of the botanical name:
Trifolium, tri, "three", and folium, "leaf" and refers to the 3-lobed leaves.
Pratense is for "found in meadows".
- The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.