Erect or decumbent annual, herb, 0.1-0.6 m high. Fl. pink-purple, white, green, Sep to Dec or Jan. White to grey sand, brown sandy clay, ironstone gravel, granite. Coastal dunes, flats, rock outcrops, along tracks, in wetlands.
Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.
IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest, Mallee, Swan Coastal Plain.
IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P2, Fitzgerald, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Recherche, Southern Jarrah Forest, Western Mallee.
IMCRA Regions: Central West Coast, Leeuwin-Naturaliste.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Armadale, Busselton, Chittering, Cockburn, Esperance, Gnowangerup, Gosnells, Kojonup, Murray, Narrogin, Plantagenet, Rockingham, Swan, Waroona.
Alternative Names. Narrow Clover, Narrow-leaf Clover, White Clover.
General Biology. Growth form. Herb. Life form. Annual. Reproduction. Seed. Dispersal. Sheep (adhesion), agricultural activities.
Notes. Has low germination rates in unsuitable environmental conditions. Seed attached to the fleece of sheep can be transported large distances. Growth is directly related to water availability - under low water availablity growth rate can decelerate but flowering remains unaffected.
Additional information. Origin. North Africa, Macronesia, temperate Asia, Europe. History of use/introduction. Forage, pasture improvement. Similar exotic species. Trifolium species.
Suggested method of management and control. Spot spray with 1% glyphosate before flowering, otherwise spot spray Lontrel® 3 ml/10 L (150 ml/ha) up to the 6 leaf stage. Read the manufacturers' labels and material safety data sheets before using herbicides. For further information consult the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority to determine the status of permits for your situation or state.
Legend: Y = Yes, regularly, O = Occasionally, U = Uncertain, referred by others but not confirmed.
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