Erect or spreading annual, herb, to 0.5 m high. Fl. pink/white/green, Jun or Aug to Nov or Jan. Grey, brown or yellow sandy loam,granite. Along riverbanks, exposed rocky surfaces, agricultural areas.
Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.
IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest, Mallee, Swan Coastal Plain.
IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Avon Wheatbelt P2, Dandaragan Plateau, Lesueur Sandplain, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Western Mallee.
IMCRA Regions: WA South Coast.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Beverley, Bunbury, Cambridge, Coorow, Dandaragan, Esperance, Goomalling, Gosnells, Harvey, Kalamunda, Kondinin, Lake Grace, Narembeen, Narrogin, Pingelly, Quairading, Stirling, Swan, Wanneroo, Wickepin, Williams, Woodanilling, York.
Alternative Names. Hares-foot Clover, Stone Clover.
General Biology. Growth form. Herb. Life form. Annual. Reproduction. Seed. Dispersal. Agricultural activities. Seedbank persistence. Short-medium term.
Notes. Found in low rainfall areas and is well adapted to low fertility soils. Its abundance varies from year to year. Has hard seed coats and low germination rates in unsuitable environmental conditions. Seed and fruit have no specialised dispersal mechanism.
Additional information. Origin. Europe, Mediterranean, north Africa, temperate Asia. History of use/introduction. Forage. 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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