Lesser Yellow Trefoil (Trifolium dubium)

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 2 to 6 inches
Plant Spread: Forms mats 6 to 12 inches in width.
Fruit: Other: 2 mm oval hard pods, each containing a single brown seed.
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Will Naturalize
Suitable for forage
Dynamic Accumulator: Nitrogen fixer
P (Phosphorus)
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Pollinators: Self
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Identify this plant by Nicxr Oct 15, 2018 2:43 AM 3
What clover is it? by Nicxr Jul 29, 2018 11:48 AM 1
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