Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fabales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
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Learn more about Large Hop Clover from the Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
SYNONYMOUS WITH Native & naturalized Leguminosae (Fabaceae) of the US (Isely, 1998)
SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 098-14-012:
Trifolium agrarium FAMILY Fabaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Large Hop Clover, Yellow Clover, Golden Clover
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Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Native & naturalized Leguminosae (Fabaceae) of the US (Isely, 1998)
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Habitat: Fields, roadsides, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora
Common in NC Mountains, rare or waifs elsewhere in GA-NC-SC
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This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:
Palmately compound: 3 leaflets
Stipules conspicuous, persistent, & adnate to the petiole
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Newcomb's Wildflower Guide (Newcomb, 1977) p058
- Wildflowers of the Atlantic Southeast (Cotterman, Waitt, & Weakley, 2019) p232
- Wildflowers of the Eastern United States (Duncan & Duncan, 1999) p033
- Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians (Horn, Cathcart, Hemmerly, & Duhl, 2005) p179
- Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains (Smith, 1998) p084
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