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habit prior to flowering, with broader lower leaves (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
much narrower upper leaves, with three linear leaflets (Photo: Jackie Miles and Max Campbell)
close-up of stem and sheath-like stipule at base of the leaf stalk (Photo: Greg Jordan)
elongated flower cluster (Photo: Jackie Miles and Max Campbell)
uppermost leaf and immature fruit (Photo: Greg Jordan)
close-up of burr-like mature fruit (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
close-up of seeds (Photo: Steve Hurst at USDA PLANTS Database)
young plants (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
Trifolium angustifolium L.
Trifolium angustifolium L. var. angustifolium
Fabaceae (Queensland, the ACT, Victoria, Tasmania, and the Northern Territory)Fabaceae: sub-family Faboideae (New South Wales)Leguminosae (South Australia)Papilionaceae (Western Australia)
narrow leaved clover, narrow-leaf clover, narrowleaf clover, narrowleaf crimson clover, narrow-leaved clover
Native to northern Africa, the Azores, the Madeira Islands, the Canary Islands, southern Europe, the middle-east and western Asia.
Widely naturalised in southern Australia (i.e. in southern and eastern New South Wales, the ACT, Victoria, Tasmania, many parts of South Australia and in south-western and southern Western Australia). Occasionally also naturalised in south-eastern Queensland.
Also naturalised overseas in some parts of southern USA (i.e. California, Oregon, Alabama and South Carolina).
Narrow-leaved clover (Trifolium angustifolium) is regarded as an environmental weed in Western Australia, South Australia and Victoria.
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