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Pakistan | Family List | Papilionaceae | Trifolium

Trifolium repens Linn., Sp.Pl. 767. 1753. Boissier, Fl.Or. 2:86.1872; Baker in Hook.f.,Fl.Brit.Ind.2:86.1876.

Glabrous to glabrescent perennial, prostrate, rooting at nodes. Leaflets 1-4 cm long, broadly obovate, rounded or retuse at the apex; petiole long; stipules broad at the base, sheathing, ending in a subulate apex. Inflorescence a globose raceme, 15-25 mm broad. Flowers scented. Calyx 2-6 mm, 10-nerved, teeth unequal. Corolla white or pinkish. Vexillum 8-13 mm long. Fruit linear, 3-4-seeded.

Fl.Per.: April-July.

Type: Described from Europe, Hort. Cliff.(BM).

Distribution: Pakistan; Kashmir; India; Russia, Central Asia, Siberia, Afghanistan; Caucasus; N.Africa; naturalized in N.America, Atlantic Islands; S. Africa; Australia and E.Asia.

Extensively cultivated as an important fodder plant.


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