Taxon  Report   8052    
Trifolium arvense  L.
Rabbitfoot clover
Trifolium arvense
© 2018 Gary McDonald
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Trifolium arvense
© 2016 Keir Morse
Trifolium arvense
© 2005 Louis-M. Landry
Trifolium arvense, a dicot, is an annual herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Trifolium arvense
© 2018 Gary McDonald
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Trifolium
Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places

Habitat: disturbed

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Trifolium arvense var. arvense
PLANTS: Trifolium arvense var. perpusillum
More information about  Trifolium arvense
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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Jepson eFlora

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 23, 2019).