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Low Hop Clover - Trifolium campestre
Other Names:  Field Clover, Trifolium procumbens

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 prostrate to ascending, 10–30 cm. Herbage glabrate to villous. Leaflets oblanceolate with retuse tips, 8–10 mm long, serrulate; stipules 4–9 mm long, ovate, shorter than the petioles. Racemes ovoid, axillary, not involucrate, 10–15 mm long, ca. as long as the leaves. Flowers yellow, 4–6 mm long, the banner striate; calyx glabrate; sepals ca. 1 mm long, upper shorter than lower. Legume short-stipitate, glabrous, 2–3 mm long, 1-seeded (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
Introduced throughout much of temperate North America; native to Eurasia (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 8

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Low Hop Clover — Trifolium campestre.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from