Trifolium resupinatum var. resupinatum

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Stems 20–40(–60) cm long, 0.5–2(–2.5) mm diam., usually solid. Leaflets 10–15(–20) mm long. Flowers in loose heads c. 5–10 mm diam.; corolla 3–5 mm long. Flowers Sep.–Feb.

*Brid, *CVU, *DunT, *GipP, *Strz, *VRiv, *VVP, *WaP, *Wim. Also naturalised WA, SA, Qld, NSW, Tas. Native to Europe, the Middle East, western Asia, northern Africa. Widespread but uncommon weed of wetter parts of southern and north-eastern Victoria.

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1996). Fabaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-12-18
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Fabales
family Fabaceae
genus Trifolium
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Trifolium resupinatum var. resupinatum in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Trifolium resupinatum var. resupinatum in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Wimmera present introduced
Bridgewater present naturalised
Victorian Volcanic Plain present naturalised
Victorian Riverina present introduced
Gippsland Plain present naturalised
Warrnambool Plain present naturalised
Central Victorian Uplands present naturalised
Dundas Tablelands present introduced
Strzelecki Ranges present naturalised

State distribution

Distribution map
Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory