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infestation growing in a mown area (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
creeping habit (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
habit in fruit (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
leaves (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
close-up of stem and hairy leaf stalks (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
close-up of leaves with three oval leaflets (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
flower clusters (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
pink flowers (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
old flowers and young fruit (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
the strawberry-like cluster of immature fruit (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
cluster of mature fruit (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
close-up of seeds (Photo: Steve Hurst at USDA PLANTS Database)
Trifolium fragiferum L.
Trifolium fragiferum L. var. fragiferum
Fabaceae (Queensland, the ACT, Victoria, Tasmania, and the Northern Territory)Fabaceae: sub-family Faboideae (New South Wales)Leguminosae (South Australia)Papilionaceae (Western Australia)
strawberry clover, strawberry headed clover
Native to northern Africa, the Canary Islands, Europe, Russia, the middle-east, western Asia and Pakistan.
Widely naturalised in southern and eastern Australia (i.e. in south-eastern Queensland, southern and eastern New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, many parts of South Australia and south-western Western Australia).
Strawberry clover (Trifolium fragiferum) is regarded as an environmental weed in Victoria.
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