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Trifolium stellatum

Trèfle étoilé
Star Clover

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

pink

Flower size

inflorescence 25 mm

Flowering months

March,

April,

May,

June,

July

Leaf type

Trifoliate

Height

8-20 cm

Description

Short hairy plant. Grows in sunny dry positions, old olive fields.

Flowers

Each whitish-pink flower, 4-12 mm, is almost hidden by the long, narrow sepals. The calyx has densely white-hairy, reddish, star-shaped spreading lobes, hence the name ‘Star Clover’.

Leaves

Trifoliate with three leaflets. Three leaflets, heart-shaped, slightly serrated at apex.

Fruits Seeds

Pod: tiny pods containing one seed inside the calyx.

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