Trifolium hirtum All. - Hairy Clover.

Taxonomic position.

Family Fabaceae Lindl., genus Trifolium L.


Trifolium pictum M.Bieb.

Morphology and biology.

Annual herbaceous plant. Stems 10-40 cm tall, straight, densely pubescent with square hairs. Leaflets broadly obovate, with a broad emargination at apex. Inflorescences globose heads, wrapped at base with broadened stipules. Corolla pink-purple. Fruit a scarious 1-seeded pod. Flowers in May, fruits in June. Autogamous plant. 2n=10.


Crimea (southern), Caucasus (Transcaucasia, Talysh).


On dry stony and detritus slopes of foothills, in light forests.

Economic value.

May be used as forage plant for arid conditions.


Galushko AI. 1980. Flora of the North Caucasus: Handbook. V.2. 352 p. (In Russian).
Grossheim AA. 1952. Flora of Caucasus. 2nd ed. V.5. P.194-221. (In Russian).
Bobrov EG. 1987. Clover - Trifolium L. In: Fedorov AA., Tzvelev NN., eds. Flora of the European part of the USSR. V.6. P.195-208. (In Russian).
Bobrov EG. 1945. Clover - Trifolium L. In: Shishkin BK., ed. Flora URSS. V.11. P.189-261. (In Russian).

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