Wild plants in and around Shimane 島根とその周辺の野生植物


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Trifolium repens / Shirotsumegusa シロツメクサ

Bloom time: May-August

Family: Fabaceae / Mameka  

Species in the genus Trifolium:

Trifolium pratense / Murasakitsumekusa
Trifolium pratense f. albiflorum / Sekkatsumekusa
Trifolium repens / Shirotsumekusa
Trifolium repens f. roseum / Momoirotsumekusa


Trifolium repens / Shirotsumegusa シロツメクサ

Trifolium repens, a perennial herb originating in Europe, reportedly distributed worldwide, grows wild unexceptionally throughout this country. Stems crawl long on the ground to extend. Leaves with long, 5-10cm-in-length petioles have three leaflets on the tips; the leaflets measure 1-2.5cm long, 0.8-1.8cm wide, in a broad obovate shape, generally with spots on surfaces. Approximately 1cm long, many white flowers combine to make up spherical inflorescences. The flowers have short pedicles; on pollination, they droop in order from outside. Bloom time: May-August.




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