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infestation (Photo: Forest and Kim Starr, USGS)
infestation (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
habit (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
close-up of stem and upper leaves (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
young flower clusters (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
close-up of uppermost leaves and flower clusters (Photo: Greg Jordan)
close-up of immature fruit (Photo: Forest and Kim Starr, USGS)
close-up of seeds (Photo: Steve Hurst at USDA PLANTS Database)
Trifolium arvense L.
Trifolium arvense L. var. arvense
Fabaceae (Queensland, the ACT, Victoria, Tasmania, and the Northern Territory)Fabaceae: sub-family Faboideae (New South Wales)Leguminosae (South Australia)Papilionaceae (Western Australia)
hare's foot clover, hare-foot trefoil, hare's-foot clover, old field clover, pussy clover, rabbit's foot clover, rabbit-foot clover, rabbitfoot clover, rabbit-foot stone clover, rabbit's-foot clover, rabbitsfoot clover, stone clover
Native to northern Africa, the Azores, the Madeira Islands, the Canary Islands, 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 Western Australia). Occasionally also naturalised in south-eastern Queensland.
Naturalised overseas in New Zealand, North America (i.e. large parts of the USA and Canada), and on some Pacific islands (e.g. Hawaii).
Hare's-foot clover (Trifolium arvense) is regarded as an environmental weed in Western Australia and Victoria.
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