Etymology: Trifolium: from tres for three; folium for leaves
Plants: erect or creeping, perennial forb, rooting from the stems
Leaves: 3-parted with elliptical leaflets, long stalked
Flowers: all white or all pink, 5-parted, 1/4"-3/5" long, calyx 2-lipped; inflorescence a long-stalked, head-like cluster of distinctly stalked flowers; blooms June-Aug.
Habitat: disturbed sites, lawns
Hazardous: Careful, this plant is hazardous!
Conservation Status: Introduced - naturalized; potentially invasive
Floristic Rating: Wetland Indicator = FACU+ WIS DNR-Bureau of Endangered Resources: Detailed information on Wisconsin invasive species including decription, habitats, control methods USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS): Images of seeds, fruits, embryos, etc. Dan Tenaglia's The Missouri Flora: Fabulous photographs; detailed descriptions; color and leave arrangement key. David G. Smith's "Delaware Wilflowers": Beautiful photographs; descriptions Illinois Wildflowers: Wonderful photographs; detailed descriptions; color and leaf arrangement key Southwest School of Botanical Medicine: Britton & Brown Illustrated Flora - 2nd Edition (1913) "An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States and Canada"