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Trifolium hybridum L.
Herbarium:Rhodes College Herbarium (SWMT)Herbarium's Specimen Details Page
Family:Fabaceae
Currently Accepted Name:Trifolium hybridum L.
Herbarium Name Used:Trifolium hybridum
Locality:United States. Tennessee. Shelby: Memphis, Overton Park, next to trail left of zoo back entrance
Description:Memphis, Overton Park , next to trail left of zoo back entrance. GPS: 35 degrees 15'07.8N. 89 degrees 98'23.5 W. This introduced perennial plant is 1/2-2' tall, branching occasionally. The stems are round and hairless, or nearly so. Alternate compound leaves occur along these stems. They are trifoliate, and have long petioles. Where the petiole joins the stem, the re are a pair of membranous stipules that are broadly lanceolate. The individual leaflets are about 1/2 long, and either oblong or obovate in shape. They are neither sharply pointed nor indented at their tips, while their margins are finely serrate. Unlike some Trifolium spp., there are no chevrons ( white markings ) on the upper surface of these leaflets. The foliage is hairless. Well-rounded flower heads about 1/2-3/4 across. Each flower is about 1/4 long and very slender, consisting of a tubular corolla and 5 lobe-like petals. The calyx of each flower is white with long slender teeth that are green. The flowers are usually some shade of whitish pink. 
Habitat:Memphis, Overton Park , next to trail left of zoo back entrance. GPS: 35 degrees 15'07.8N. 89 degrees 98'23.5 W. This introduced perennial plant is 1/2-2' tall, branching occasionally. The stems are round and hairless, or nearly so. Alternate compound leaves occur along these stems. They are trifoliate, and have long petioles. Where the petiole joins the stem, the re are a pair of membranous stipules that are broadly lanceolate. The individual leaflets are about 1/2 long, and either oblong or obovate in shape. They are neither sharply pointed nor indented at their tips, while their margins are finely serrate. Unlike some Trifolium spp., there are no chevrons ( white markings ) on the upper surface of these leaflets. The foliage is hairless. Well-rounded flower heads about 1/2-3/4 across. Each flower is about 1/4 long and very slender, consisting of a tubular corolla and 5 lobe-like petals. The calyx of each flower is white with long slender teeth that are green. The flowers are usually some shade of whitish pink.
Collector:A. DeGenova 36
Date:30 March 2013
Accession No:SWMT05095

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