Any idea what this trefoil is please?

Use this forum for identification of plants and flowers found in the UK. To allow us to help provide accurate identification we need clear pictures of the whole plant, where it is growing and close up pictures of flowers, buds or seed heads if any available. It would also be useful to see pictures showing the leaf attached to the stem.
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Heather
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Any idea what this trefoil is please?

Post by Heather » 28 Jun 2018, 11:14

[attachment=0]Mystery plant in meadow.jpg[/attachment]

In the meadow at work (school) & I've failed miserably! Sprawling habit, amongst Black Medic, grass & white clover, mainly, with tiny yellow pea-type flowers singly, sort of in pairs, & larger spikey pods than one would expect from such a tiny flower. Distinct black markings on leaves.

Not intending to feed it to Achillea....!

Any ideas?

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Post by Heather » 28 Jun 2018, 15:20

Me again with another photo which better shows the hooky / spikey seed pods, & that the flowers (like tiny pea flowers) are individual (if fuzzy!)

[attachment=0]Mystery plant showing seeds.jpg[/attachment]

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Re: Any idea what this trefoil is please?

Post by lin » 28 Jun 2018, 15:25

Hi Heather.
This is Burclover and we do have photos of the seeds in our entry here. Its a moderation feed
https://www.thetortoisetable.org.uk/pla ... ant=67&c=6

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Post by Heather » 28 Jun 2018, 15:38

Wow - thanks Lin - I have never even heard that name before, or knowingly seen it, & I do normally recognise plants, even if I can't pin them down.

Presumably the leaf colour is variable, as mine has very distinct colouration, & one of your photos is plain green.

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Post by lin » 28 Jun 2018, 15:51

Yes, all the same Heather, other names include Spotted Medic, Spotted Burclover and just Burclover.

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Re: Any idea what this trefoil is please?

Post by Heather » 28 Jun 2018, 16:25

:geek:

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