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PlantFiles: Rabbitfoot Clover
Trifolium arvense

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Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Trifolium (try-FOH-lee-um) (Info)
Species: arvense (ar-VEN-see) (Info)

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Category:
Annuals

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pale Pink
Rose/Mauve

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive estrail1rider On Aug 7, 2008, estrail1rider from Melfa, VA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Makes a pretty mound good for borders.

Neutral frostweed On Nov 17, 2006, frostweed from Josephine, Arlington, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Rabbitfoot Clover, Trifolium arvense, is naturalized in Texas and other States.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Ellendale, Delaware
Halifax, Massachusetts
Keller, Virginia



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