Trifolium vesiculosum Savi - Arrow-leaf Clover
Family - Fabaceae
Flowering - April - June.
Habitat - Roadsides, railroads, old fields, disturbed sites. Also cultivated.
Origin - Native to southern Europe.
Other information - This attractive yet weedy species can be found scattered throughout most of Alabama and is probably more common than has been reported. The plant is easy to identify becasue of its dark stems (in strong sun), large size, white and pink flowers, and inflated calices. The flowers of the plant are first white, then become pink, and finally turn brown, leaving a three-colored inflorescence. The leaflets of the leaves have a "v" shape splotch.
Photographs taken off Hwy 120 near Atlanta, GA., 5-28-05.