Trifolium lappaceum L. - Bur Clover.

Taxonomic position.

Family Fabaceae Lindl., genus Trifolium L.


Trifolium issajevii Khalilov.

Morphology and biology.

Annual herbaceous plant. Stems 10-40 cm tall, usually much branched, often prostrate. Stipules acute. Leaflets obovate. Inflorescences many-flowered dense heads, at fruit globosely oval, 2-2.5 cm. Corollas pink. Fruit an obovoid scarious 1-seeded pod. Flowers in May, fruits in June. Autogamous plant. 2n=16.


South Crimean Coast, Caucasus, montane Turkmenistan (western Kopet-Dagh) and southwestern Tajikistan.


Among shrubberies, in meadows, on shingles. Up to lower, rarely middle mountain zone.

Use and economic value.

May be used as a forage plant in extreme environmental 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. 1945. Clover - Trifolium L. In: Shishkin BK., ed. Flora URSS. V.11. P.189-261. (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).

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