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Name: Christine
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Mar 2, 2013 7:15 PM CST
These pics were taken last May, I never have found a name for the plant. Growing in semi shade, small plant.

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Name: Christine
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Mar 2, 2013 7:16 PM CST
The leaves kind of remind me of clover, but I've never been able to match it?
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KentPfeiffer
Mar 2, 2013 7:28 PM CST

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Might be Rabbit Foot Clover (Trifolium arvense).

http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=TRAR4&photoID=tra...

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chelle
Mar 2, 2013 7:37 PM CST
[quote="KentPfeiffer"]Might be Rabbit Foot Clover (Trifolium arvense).

http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=TRAR4&photoID=tra...



I agree

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magga
Mar 2, 2013 7:38 PM CST
Could it be Trifolium montanum L. I googled Trifolium and I found a picture of it and it looks very similar to your photos. It native to the Alps and mountain regions in Europe and West part of Asia.
http://species.wikimedia.org/wiki/Trifolium_montanum
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Name: Christine
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Mar 2, 2013 7:49 PM CST
I'm pretty sure it's a native wildflower.

The pic from the usda.gov website looks more like mine that any other pics of Trifolium arvense.

I wasn't sure because most of the pics show the flowers look longer.

Like in Myriam's beautiful pic:

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plantladylin
Mar 2, 2013 9:11 PM CST
My first thought was maybe Trifolium alexandrinum: http://www.biolib.cz/en/image/id61427/ but I'm not sure that one grows in Texas.


While googling I found this list of Texas Trifolium: http://texasnature.net/texas/trifolium.html#evidence
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Name: Christine
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wildflowers
Mar 3, 2013 9:26 AM CST
Thank you all for your help.

I've looked at all of the above and think it must be Rabbit Foot Clover (Trifolium arvense). I realize plants in the wild can sometimes be variable in their growth.

After review, I feel confident this is my plant so I will add it to the database.

p.s. Lin, thank you for that link. Thumbs up
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chelle
Mar 3, 2013 9:57 AM CST
wildflowers said: I realize plants in the wild can sometimes be variable in their growth.



That's what I was thinking, too; different growing conditions, different rainfall amounts ...and might it be possible that your wildflower blooms elongated after you took those shots?


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wildflowers
Mar 3, 2013 10:13 AM CST
nodding Yes, that is very possible. It's an annual so I'll have to see if it comes back this year and then keep a better eye on it.
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