rabbit’s foot clover

(Trifolium arvense)

Conservation Status
rabbit’s foot clover
  IUCN Red List

not listed

     
  NatureServe

NNA - Not applicable

SNA - Not applicable

     
  Minnesota

not listed

     
           
           
           
           
           
           
 
Description
 
 

Rabbit’s foot clover is an anual plant with erect, softly hairy, freely branched stems.

The leaves are compound, divided into 3 leaflets. The leaflets are up to ¾ long and very narrow.

Fuzzy, cylindrical lower heads, ¼ to 1 long, are borne at the ends of branches and on flower stalks emanating from some leaf axils.

 
     
 

Height

 
 

4 to 16

 
     
 

Flower Color

 
 

White to grayish-pink

 
     
 

Similar Species

 
     
     
 
Habitat
 
 

Dry. Disturbed sites, roadsides. Sandy soil.

 
     
 
Biology
 
 

Flowering

 
 

May to September

 
     
 
Use
 
 

 

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Distribution Map

 

Sources

2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 22, 28.

 
  1/31/2014      
         
 

Nativity

 
 

Native to Europe, western Asia, North Africa, and Macaronesia. Introduced and naturalized in North America.

 
         
 

Occurrence

 
 

 

 
         
 
Taxonomy
 
  Kingdom Plantae (green algae and land plants)  
  Subkingdom Viridiplantae (green plants)  
  Infrakingdom Streptophyta (land plants and green algae)  
  Superdivision Embryophyta (land plants)  
  Division Tracheophyta (vascular plants)  
  Subdivision Spermatophytina (seed plants)  
  Class Magnoliopsida (dicots)  
  Subclass Rosidae  
  Superorder Rosanae  
 

Order

Fabales (legumes, milkworts, and allies)  
 

Family

Fabaceae (peas, legumes)  
  Subfamily Faboideae (Papilionoideae)  
  Tribe

Trifolieae

 
  Genus Trifolium (clover)  
  Subgenus Trifolium  
  Section Trifolium  
       
 

Subordinate Taxa

 
 

Several of the Trifolium species that occur in Minnesota have had two or more subspecies and/or varieties described. For all of these species, the infrataxa are recognized by GRIN but not by ITIS or USDA PLANTS.

Two varieties of rabbit’s foot clover have been described based on habit and the density of pubescence.

 
       
 

Synonyms

 
  Trifolium arvense var. perpusillum  
       
 

Common Names

 
 

hairy clover

hare’s foot clover

hare-foot clover

hare-foot trefoil

oldfield clover

rabbit’s foot clover

rabbit-foot clover

rabbitfoot clover

stone clover

 
       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       
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  Trifolium arvense
Susanne Wiik
 
  Trifolium arvense  
 
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Harekløver, haresfoot clover, rabbitfoot clover, stone clover

 
     
  Rabbit's Foot Clover (Trifolium arvense)
Andree Reno Sanborn
 
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