Decumbent or erect annual, herb, 0.02-0.1 m high. Fl. pink, Sep to Dec. Black peaty soils, sandy clay. Disturbed areas, creeklines.
Beard’s Provinces: Northern Province, South-West Province.
IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Dampierland, Esperance Plains, Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren.
IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P2, Fitzgerald, Lesueur Sandplain, Perth, Pindanland, Recherche, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Augusta Margaret River, Broome, Bunbury, Cranbrook, Dandaragan, Denmark, Esperance, Gingin, Harvey, Manjimup, Murray, Plantagenet, South Perth, Wagin.
Alternative Names. Drooping Clover, Nodding Clover.
General Biology. Growth form. Herb. Life form. Annual. Reproduction. Seed. Dispersal. Agricultural activities.
Notes. Found in higher rainfall areas. Tolerant of waterlogging. Hardseeded, which ensures survival after long periods of drought. Has low germination rates in unsuitable environmental conditions.
Additional information. Origin. North Africa, Macronesia, Europe. 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 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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