Wild Flowers Provence

Identify wild flowers, trees, shrubs, orchids and other plants in Provence, France.

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Trifolium incarnatum

Trèfle du Roussillon
Crimson Clover

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Plant family

Area

Les Maures

Flower colour

red

Flower size

inflorescence 3.5 mm long,

1.5 mm wide.

Flowering months

May,

June,

July

Leaf type

Trifoliate

Height

20-50 cm

Description

The word ‘incarnatum’ means blood red.

The plant prefers sandy or light soils on forest margins, fields and road sides.

It is used as a foraging crop for cattle and as a green manure. Very fast growing, with the result that weeds don’t get a chance to germinate. As with all clovers it fixes nitrogen in the soil.

Flowers

Tiny, vivid red flowers are arranged in a spike, each flower 10-13 mm.

Leaves

Trifoliate with three leaflets. Three oval leaflets on long stalks, hairy. The top of the leaves are either cut off or notched, 8-16 mm across.

Fruits Seeds

Pod: tiny pods containing one seed, inside the calyx.

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