Scientific NameTrifolium aureum
Other Common Names:
large hop trefoil
Synonyms (former Scientific Names):
This is an erect clover growing to about 1.5' tall and branching
Trifoliate leaves with slender, hairless, toothed leaflets, fixed directly to the stem.
This species is noted for its distinct flower that resembles fresh hops in appearance. It is similar to several other hopflowers, but is taller and more upright.
Flower Seed Head
A yellow, lustrous flower makes a dense, oval shape with delta-shaped petals. Flower is up to 1 inch across
2 small peas in a pod.
Native to Eurasia, but common across cool areas in the Mid-Atlantic. Often in dry areas such as roadsides
upright and nonwoody
Thorns or Spines
Approximate Flower Diameter
Dominant Flower Color
Stem Cross Section
round or oval