Taxon profile


Red Clover
Trifolium pratense L.

kingdom Plantae - plants »  divisio Magnoliophyta - flowering plants »  class Rosopsida - eudicots »  order Fabales »  family Fabaceae - Legumes »  genus Trifolium - clover

Scientific synonyms

Trifolium borysthenicum Gruner
Trifolium bracteatum Schousb.
Trifolium lenkoranicum (Grossh.) Roskov
Trifolium pratense f. pratense
Trifolium pratense var. lenkoranicum Grossh.
Trifolium pratense var. pratense
Trifolium pratense var. sativum (P. Mill.) Schreb.
Trifolium ukrainicum Opperman

Other names

= Cowgrass Clover
= Chilean Clover

Least Concern



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Intertaxon relationships

parasite: Orobanche minor Sm. - Common Broomrape, Phoma pinodella (L.K. Jones) Morgan-Jones & K.B. Burch, Sclerotinia trifoliorum Erikss.

consumer (larval stage only): Hypera fornicata (Penecke, 1928), Hypera nigrirostris (Fabricius, 1775)

Included taxa

Number of records: 4

subspecies Trifolium pratense subsp. americanum (Harz) Soják
subspecies Trifolium pratense subsp. nivale (Koch) Arcang.

Trifolium pratense subsp. nivale

subspecies Trifolium pratense subsp. sativum (Schreb.) Schübl. & G. Martens

Trifolium pratense subsp. sativum

Links and literature

CZ Danihelka J., Chrtek J., Kaplan Z., Wild J. (23. 1. 2011): Seznam jmen cévnatých rostlin použitých v nálezové databázi květeny České republiky [], Botanický ústav AV ČR [as Trifolium pratense L.]
Data retrieved on: 21 November 2013
EN Botanical Society of British Isles [], Botany Department, The Natural History Museum [as Trifolium pratense L.]
Data retrieved on: 11 May 2012
EN Pest Information Wiki [Trifolium_pratense_(weed)]

Pest Information Wiki [] [as Trifolium pratense L.]
Data retrieved on: 5 March 2016
CZ Kubát et al. (2002): Klíč ke květeně České republiky, Academia, Praha [as Trifolium pratense L.]
EN Danihelka J., Chrtek J. Jr. & Kaplan Z. (2012): Checklist of vascular plants of the Czech Republic, Preslia 84: 647–811 [as Trifolium pratense L.]
Data retrieved on: 19 September 2014

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