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Subterranean Clover

Trifolium subterraneum

Description:

Small white flowers with petals arranged like others in this family -banner petals were about 10 mm wide with thin purple streaks. The corolla was about 8 mm long and white. Calyces were hairy. Leaves were trifoliate with an apical notch and covered with minute hairs.

Habitat:

Spotted growing amongst many other ground covers and grass on a clay bank of a creek - Cardinia Reservoir Park

Notes:

Appears to be a common plant but hardly noticed and possibly trodden on frequently. A plant with such beautiful flowers. I have never noticed these before and was amazed to see the delicate streaked petals when studying the photos.
Family: Fabaceae

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Leuba Ridgway
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Leuba Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Oct 22, 2019
Submitted on Oct 23, 2019

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