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Hop Clover - introduced (*Trifolium campestre)

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Family: Fabaceae (Pea family).

Native of the Mediterranean region and western Asia.

Occurrence: widespread and common weed roadsides, waste areas and gardens.


Similar species: Suckling Clover also has yellow pea-flowers, which are not as densely clustered, and the flowers do not have the papery, hop-like appearance. The flowers of yellow flowered Medics are not densely clustered and the fruits are coiled pods.

Photos 1-3: Hop Clover. The tiny flowers are densely clustered into almost spherical heads. Castlemaine. 4: Terrick Terrick National Park.