Vascular – Exotic
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than Composites
Rhizomatous perennial, stems straggling to ascending, branching at regular intervals (‘zigzag’), hairy. Leaves hairy below, glabrous above, leaflets lacking the crescent markings typical of T. pratense; more narrow than in T. pratense. Flower heads stalked; calyx teeth unequal, linear.
‘Waikato, Molesworth, Oamaru. Rare casual of waste places and cultivated land, formerly more widespread” (Webb et al. 1988). Bushy Park near Wanganui 2014.
Old pasture, waste places, cultivated land.
Red clover, Trifolium pratense. Some differences noted in the description above.
Europe, Asia Minor, S. Russia
References and further reading
Webb, CJ; Sykes, WR; Garnock-Jones,PJ 1988. Flora of NZ Vol.4.