Trifolium dubium

Small Hop Clover

Erect to decumbent, slightly hairy. Leaves held on short petioles along stems, divided into 3 egg-shaped leaflets. Flower head more or less spike-like. Flowers bright yellow, becoming brown and reflexing downward. Weed in agricultural and disturbed soils, gardens, lawns, at low elevations. Similar to Medicago lupulina, black medic, which has a much denser flower head and spiral, black, kidney-shaped pods. See T. campestre, field clover, which is larger, with a larger flower head.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: All Summer
  • Life Cycle: Annual
  • Height: 4--20 inches
  • Habitat: Coastal, Meadow, Disturbed
  • Found In: Olympic Np, Mt. Rainier Np, Siskiyous, N Cascades Np
  • Native: No