Plant ID forum: Trifolium; what is this groundcover?

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Name: Catmint/Robin
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Catmint20906
Jun 20, 2015 10:12 AM CST
Sprouting up in my grass but not sure what it is. Almost looks like a clover of some kind but doesn't get very tall and doesn't seem to bloom (yet)...

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Name: Christine
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wildflowers
Jun 20, 2015 10:28 AM CST
Check this one out and see if the leaves look right.
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Name: Catmint/Robin
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Catmint20906
Jun 20, 2015 10:33 AM CST
Christine, I think that's it--nailed it again!! Thumbs up Thumbs up
well, it is nicer than a lot of the weeds I've got in my lawn right now! Hilarious!
hope the pollinators like it...
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wildflowers
Jun 20, 2015 10:39 AM CST
Oh good. I just happened over here and got lucky. I have both of those plants growing here.

But yippy, I've never had two positive Id's in a row!! Hilarious!
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bamira
Jun 20, 2015 10:41 AM CST
Trifolium campestre,
similar to the dubium,
Acer
Elytrigia repens
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Name: Catmint/Robin
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Catmint20906
Jun 20, 2015 11:07 AM CST
thanks, Stefan--could very well be that, too!! Hurray!
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Name: Catmint/Robin
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Catmint20906
Jun 20, 2015 11:11 AM CST
In terms of size, it seems most likely to be the Trifolium campestre! The other 2 look too small...
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Name: Christine
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wildflowers
Jun 20, 2015 11:31 AM CST
Trifolium campestre blooms in the early spring here but maybe it blooms later up north. It's actually the smallest of the clovers that blooms here, smaller than Japanese clover. The leaves on T. campestre also have a slight serration.

Hopefully, yours will bloom soon and you will know for sure. Smiling
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Name: Catmint/Robin
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Catmint20906
Jun 20, 2015 11:47 AM CST
thanks, Christine--I guess size is hard to tell from the photos! Big Grin
It hasn't bloomed yet, but I hope it does.
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