Trifolium reflexum L.
Fabaceae (Pea Family)
Synonym(s): Trifolium reflexum var. glabrum
USDA Symbol: TRRE2
A non-stoloniferous clover with large, round reddish flower heads on slender pedicels. Finely hairy, ascending stems are branched from the base. Leaves are composed of three oval leaflets. The plant is 8-20 in. high.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Red , Pink
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug
DistributionUSA: AL , AR , DC , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MD , MO , MS , NC , NE , OH , OK , PA , SC , TN , TX , VA , WV
Native Distribution: S.e. VA to KY & MO, s. to FL & n.e. TX
Native Habitat: Sandy prairies & thin forests
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Well-drained, sandy soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
Research LiteratureReslit 200 - Buffalo clovers in Kentucky (Trifolium stoloniferum and Trifolium reflexum) - Historical records, presettlement environment, rediscovery, endangered status, cultivation and chromosome number (1988) J. J. N. Campbell, M. Evans, M. E. Medley and N. L...
Reslit 623 - Genetic variation in running buffalo clover (Trifoflium stofoniferum, Fabaceae) (1991) R. J. Hickey, M. A. Vincent and S. I. Guttman
Reslit 1117 - Response of native eastern North American Trifolium spp to root-knot nematodes (1997) K. H. Quesenberry, N. M. Call, D. E. Moon and R. A...
Reslit 1118 - Characterization of physiological and morphological variability in buffalo clover germplasm (2003) K. H. Quesenberry, J. M. Mullaney, A. R. Blount, R...
Reslit 1379 - Crossing and morphological relationships among native clovers of eastern North America (1994) N. L. Taylor, J. M. Gillett, J. J. N. Campbell and...
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Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Trifolium reflexum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Trifolium reflexum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Trifolium reflexum
MetadataRecord Modified: 2016-09-19
Research By: TWC Staff