|Scientific Name||Trifolium incarnatum||USDA PLANTS Symbol||TRIN3|
|Common Name||Crimson Clover||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||26262|
|Description||Habitat: Various soil types in disturbed areas and along roadsides.
Plant: Annual with ascending stems, usually 8 to 16 inches tall, can be taller; usually brancjed from base.
Leaves: Alternate trifoliate leaves on long petioles 2 to 8 inches long, becoming shorter upward; leaflets broadly obovate to nearly circular with a tapered base, 3/8 to 1-1/8 inch long and covered with short, soft hairs.
Inflorescence: Very numerous small red or scarlet flowers in cylindrical-ovoid spikes that are 1-1/4 to 2-3/4 inches long; each pea-like flower with banner longer and wider than wings or keel; hairy calyx is shorter than the corolla and has 5 long slender teeth.
Blooming Period: March to May.
References: "Wildflowers of Texas" by Geyata Ajilsvsgi, "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston and Illinois Wildflowers.
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Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
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