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Suckling Clover - introduced (*Trifolium dubium)

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Family: Fabaceae (Pea family).

Native of Europe.

Occurrence: A widespread weed, sometimes extending into forest areas.


Similar Species: Medics (Medicago species) resemble Suckling Clover in that they have clover-like leaves and clusters of yellow flowers. The medics differ in that the seed pods are spiralled; the pods often have 3 to 5 coils, which may be smooth or with interlocking spines.

Photos: 1: Suckling Clover. The seed pods are small and enclosed in the spent flowers. The flower heads are about 5 mm in diameter and contain up to 20 flowers. Barker Street, Castlemaine. 2: Kalimna Reserve.