Taxon: Trifolium glomeratum L.

Genus: Trifolium
  Subgenus: Trifolium
    Section: Trifoliastrum
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
  Subfamily: Faboideae
      Tribe: Trifolieae
Nomen number: 40235
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:770. 1753
Name Verified on: 26-Mar-2007 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 25-Jun-2012
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 58 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: forage (fide Food Feed Crops US)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of white clover (based on distant affinities to Trifolium repens fide Mol Phylogenet Evol 39:692, 693, 698. 2008)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • Macaronesia: Cape Verde; Portugal - Madeira Islands; Spain - Canary Islands
    • Northern Africa: Algeria; Morocco; Tunisia
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Caucasus: Azerbaijan; Georgia; Russian Federation - Dagestan, - Krasnodar
    • Western Asia: Cyprus; Iran; Israel; Turkey
  • Europe

    • Middle Europe: Germany
    • Northern Europe: Ireland; United Kingdom - England
    • Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bulgaria; Former Yugoslavia; Greece; Italy
    • Southwestern Europe: France; Portugal; Spain

  • Naturalized:

    . widely natzd.


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Check other web resources for Trifolium glomeratum L. :

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • ILDIS: International Legume Database & Information Service
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.


  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image