Prostrate introduced herb with few stems, up to 35 cm long. Leaves divided into three leaflets up to 25 mm long and 25 mm wide. The clustered white and pink striped flowers.
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The inflorescence has three to six fertile flowers with petals and many infertile flowers without petals. These help to anchor and ultimately bury the developing fruits in the soil.
Annual. Grown for pasture improvement and now established across much of Vic. Tolarates poor-quality soil where other clovers cannot survive. Grown commercially for animalÃ_fodder. Its use revolutionised farming practices in the 1920Ã•s in rural SA.
Tracheophyta (Vascular Plants)
Magnoliopsida (Flowering Plants)
Source: Atlas of Living Australia
Native to northwesternÃ_Europe. This species is a complex containing numerous cultivars and forms.
There are three distinct subspecies used inÃ_agriculture, each with its own ideal climate and soil type, allowing for wide distribution of the plant over varied environments.