Flower head and leaf. Australian Plant Image Index, photo: Murray Fagg, SW of Yass, NSW

Flowering plant. Photo: Don Wood, south coast, NSW

Line drawing in Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions . Vol. 2: 355

Common Name

Haresfoot Clover




Introduced annual or biennial forb to 40cm tall. Leaves alternating up the stems, composed of 3 leaflets, each 0.5-2cm long, 2-4mm wide, flat, hairy, edges smooth, or toothed in the upper parts, tips blunt with short points, often notched. Individual flowers pea-shaped, pink to mauve, with 5 petals, 2 almost joined together, the petals much shorter than the calyx, in furry oval to cylindrical groups, the stalks arising from the bases of the leaves.

Description and photo in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales page 425

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