Etymology: Trifolium: from tres for three; folium for leaves
Plants: erect to drooping, perennial, 1'-3' tall forb; stems with close hairs
Leaves: 3-parted, lower leaves on long stalks, upper leaves with short stalks or stalkless
Flowers: red to pink, 5-parted, 1/2"-3/4" long, calyx 2-lipped; inflorescence a 1 1/8" round head of stalkless flowers; blooms May-Sept.
Habitat: disturbed sites