Trifolium dubiumCommon name: Suckling Clover

Meaning of name: Trifolium is from the Latin words tres, meaning three, and folium, meaning leaf. Dubium is from the Latin word dubius, meaning uncertain or doubtful.

Distribution: Widespread in disturbed areas from Geraldton to Albany.

Remarks: An annual herb with stems up to 50 centimetres long. The yellow flowers are borne from August to November. Native to Europe.

References: 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 Sharr. 1996.

Flora of the Perth Region. NG Marchant, JR Wheeler, BL Rye, EM Bennett, NS Lander, TD Macfarlane. 1987.