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Rabbit-foot Clover - Trifolium arvense
Other Names:  Rabbitfoot Clover

Non-native Species

Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SNA

Agency Status
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 1

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General Description
Annual. Stems erect, 10–40 cm. Herbage strigose to villous. Leaflets linear-oblanceolate, 8–20 mm long with entire margins; stipules 5–10 mm long, free portion linear. Racemes axillary and terminal, thimble-shaped, non-involucrate, 5–20 mm long, just longer than the leaves. Flowers white to pink, 5–6 mm long; calyx villous; sepals linear, plumose, 3–5 mm long, longer than the corolla. Legume 1–2 mm long, 1-seeded (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range

Range Comments
Introduced to eastern U.S. and Pacific states; native of Eurasia (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 20

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