Trifolium hirtumCommon name: Rose Clover

Meaning of name: Trifolium is from the Latin words tres, meaning three, and folium, meaning leaf. Hirtum is from the Latin word hirtus, meaning hairy, shaggy with long hairs.

Distribution: Occurs from Northampton to Ravensthorpe.

Description: An annual herb with pink and purple flowers produced from October to March.

Notes: This plant is native to southern Europe and North Africa.

References: Western Australian Plant Names and their Meanings, a Glossary. FA Sharr. 1996.

Western Weeds, A Guide to the Weeds of Western Australia. BMJ Hussey, GJ Keighery, J Dodd, SG Lloyd, RD Cousens. 2007.

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