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infestation (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
habit in flower (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
habit in fruit (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
close-up of leaves, each with three leaflets, and pink flowers (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
close-up of old flowers and young fruit (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
close-up of clusters of very hairy immature fruit (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
close-up of cluster of mature fruit (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
close-up of seeds (Photo: Tracey Slotta at USDA PLANTS Database)
Trifolium tomentosum L.
Trifolium tomentosum L. var. tomentosum
Fabaceae (Queensland, the ACT, Victoria, Tasmania, and the Northern Territory)Fabaceae: sub-family Faboideae (New South Wales)Leguminosae (South Australia)Papilionaceae (Western Australia)
clover, cottonball clover, woolly clover, woolly headed clover, woolly-head clover, woolly-headed 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 and eastern Australia (i.e. south-eastern Queensland, New South Wales, the ACT, Victoria, Tasmania, in large parts of South Australia and in the south-western and western parts of Western Australia).
Woolly clover (Trifolium tomentosum) is regarded as an environmental weed in Western Australia and Victoria.
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