clover, small hop

COMMON NAME: Clover, small hop
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Trifolium dubium
FAMILY: Fabaceae
LIFECYCLE: Annual
FEATURES: Alternating trifoliate leaves. Middle leaf can be slightly petiolate. Stem green to red. Produces
a compact inflorescence with 5 to 15 flowers. Inflorescence is light to dark yellow. Distinct
striations are present on the flower petal surface.
DESCRIPTION: Name is given because it is the smallest of they yellow flowered clover species. Normally
produces only 5 to 20 flowers per inflorescence. Other than the general smallness of this plant
compared to T. campestre, both species are very similar and can be nearly impossible to distinguish.

Broad View Dormant warm-season turgrass infested with small hop clover

Broad View
Dormant warm-season turgrass infested with small hop clover

Flower / Seed Head Close up of flowering stem.

Flower / Seed Head
Close up of flowering stem.

Leaf Backside of trifoliate leaf

Leaf
Backside of trifoliate leaf

Flower / Seed Head Comparison of large hop and small hop clover.

Flower / Seed Head
Comparison of large hop and small hop clover.