Trifolium pratense, SE: Rödklöver, DE: Rot-Klee,
NL: Rode klaver, UK: Red Clover

Scientific name:  Trifolium pratenseL.
Swedish name:  Rödklöver, rödväpling
German name:   Rot-Klee
Nederlandse naam:  Rode klaver
English name:  Red Clover
Family:  Fabaceae / Leguminosae, Pea family, Ärtväxter

Flowers in Sweden, Jamtland, Ragunda, Hammarstrand, Vilda blommor i Sverige

Life form:  Perennial
Stems:  Height 15–50 cm, hollow, hairy stems and branches; lower leaves on long stalks, upper leaves with short stalks or stalkless
Leaves:  Trifoliate, alternate, usually with a whitish blotch in the centre. Stipules lanceolate, terminated by a bristle.
Flowers:  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.
Flowering Period:  May - September
Fruits:  Indehiscent pod (not splitting open to release the seeds when ripe)
Habitat:  Coast, pastureland, meadows, farmland, settlements

Hammarstrand Camping, Sweden, Travel, Nature

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.

Flora of Sweden online