Trifolium arvenseCommon name: Hare’s Foot Clover

Meaning of name: Trifolium is from the Latin words tres, meaning three, and folium, meaning leaf. Arvense is from the Latin words arvum, meaning cultivated place, and ensis, meaning native of, that is, growing in cultivated land.

Distribution: Occurs from Northampton to Esperance.

Remarks: A herb to 50 centimetres tall. The white to pink flowers are produced from September to November. This plant is a native of Europe, western Asia and northern Africa.

References: Identification courtesy of Wes Bancroft.

Western Weeds, A Guide to the Weeds of Western Australia. BMJ Hussey, GJ Keighery, J Dodd, SG Lloyd, RD Cousens. 1997.
Western Australian Plant Names and their Meanings, a Glossary. FA Sharp. 1996.
Flora of the Perth Region. NG Marchant, JR Wheeler, BL Rye, EM Bennett, NS Lander, TD Macfarlane. 1987.