clover, crimson

COMMON NAME: Clover, crimson
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Trifolium incarnatum
FAMILY: Fabaceae
LIFECYCLE: Annual
FEATURES: Common annual clover species along roadsides, pastures, and infrequently mowed areas. Leaves
trifoliate, with elliptic to spatulate leaflets. Leaflets can have dark blotches, but this is not consistent.
Stems very pubescent, with hairs lying appressed to stem. A stipule present at base of peduncle and
primary stem. Inflorescence elongated conical shaped at plant apex, red to crimson in color.
Inflorescence with 50+ individual flowers per head.
DESCRIPTION: Common annual clover throughout the southeast. Common because it is planted along highway
right-of-ways as a “wildflower” species. Produces an attractive large red colored inflorescence.
Inflorescence is largest of common clover species.

Broad View Dormant warm-season turgrass infested with crimson clover

Broad View
Dormant warm-season turgrass infested with crimson clover

Additional Individual crimson clover plant with inflorescence.

Additional
Individual crimson clover plant with inflorescence.

Additional Close up of inflorescence

Additional
Close up of inflorescence

Flower / Seed Head Flowering stem close up.

Flower / Seed Head
Flowering stem close up.

Leaf Stem collar regions

Leaf
Stem collar regions