Scientific NameTrifolium arvense
This branched winter annual grows in erect clumps. It flowers from spring till early summer, producing small membranous seedpods.
The leaves have three narrow leaflets with minute, toothed projections occurring near the tip.
Both the leaves and stem are densely hairy
Flower Seed Head
Flowers are usually grayish in color, although they occasionally occur from a light pink to a light purple. The flowers form silky cylinder-shaped heads, thus resembling a rabbit's foot.
The little yellow seeds each form inside a membranous pod
This plant can usually be found in infertile soils with a low pH level. It prefers sandy soils near disturbed areas.
upright and nonwoody
Thorns or Spines
Approximate Flower Diameter
Dominant Flower Color
shorter than leaf
Stem Cross Section
round or oval