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Crimson Clover

Trifolium incarnatum

Description:

This upright annual herb grows to 20-50 cm tall, unbranched or branched only at the base. The leaves are trifoliate with a long petiole, each leaflet hairy, 8-16 mm across, with a truncated or bilobed apex. The flowers are produced throughout the spring and summer, rich red or crimson, congested on an elongated spike inflorescence 3-5 cm tall and 1.5 cm broad; the individual flowers are up to 10-13 mm long and have five petals. The banner of each flower does not sit upright, but folds forward.

Habitat:

Native to most Europe; Forest margins, fields and roadsides

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6 Comments

LarsKorb
LarsKorb 9 years ago

Thanks guys

DigantaGogoi
DigantaGogoi 9 years ago

nice

LarsKorb
LarsKorb 9 years ago

Thanks, Beth

BethAngermeier
BethAngermeier 9 years ago

Beautiful, Lars :)

LarsKorb
LarsKorb 9 years ago

Thanks Patty

patty
patty 9 years ago

nice picture and flower =)

LarsKorb
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LarsKorb

Schönstedt, Freistaat Thüringen, Germany

Spotted on Jun 1, 2012
Submitted on Jun 1, 2012

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