Trifolium arvense L.

Common name

English: Haresfoot clover

German: Hasen-Klee

Portuguese: Pé-de-lebre, Trevo-branco

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2504)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2403)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2035)

      Order: Fabales (229)

        Family: Fabaceae (229) (family description)

          Genus: Trifolium (8)

           Epithet: arvense L. (4)

Synonyms: Trifolium agrestinum Boreau, Trifolium arenivagum Boreau, Trifolium brachyodon (Celak.) A.Kern., Trifolium brittingeri Opiz, Trifolium capitulatum Pau, Trifolium eriocephalum Ledeb., Trifolium gracile Thuill., Trifolium longisetum Boiss. & Balansa

agrestinum => wild on arable land

arenivagum => straggling, wandering, or going through the sand

arvense => growing in fields

brachyodon => short-toothed

brittingeri => in honor of Christian Casimir Brittinger (1795-1869), German botanist, entomologist and ornithologist

capitulatum => having a small head

eriocephalum => woolly headed

gracile => slender, gracefully slight in form

longisetum => with long bristles

Characteristics

Climate: temperate, sub-tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: pink, white

External links

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