Flowers and leaves. Photo: Luigi Rignanese, Italy

Fruiting bodies. Photo: Zoya Akulova, California, USA

Developing fruiting bodies and leaves. Photo: JC Schou, Crete, Greece

Common Name

Shaftal Clover, Reversed Trefoil




Introduced annual forb to 60cm tall or prostrate. Leaves alternating along the stems, compound, with 3 leaflets, each leaflet 0.6-4cm long, 3-21mm wide, flat, hairless or becoming hairless, edges toothed, tips blunt. Flowers pea-shaped, pink to purple, with 5 petals, 2 almost joined together. Flower groups spherical, the stalks arising from the bases of the leaves.

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