Trifolium scabrum L.
Rough Clover

Sp.Pl. 2:770 (1753)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Alien to Western Australia
Name Status

Erect, decumbent or prostrate annual, herb, to 0.2 m high. Fl. white-pink, Sep to Nov. White-grey sand, limestone. Dunes, tracks, roadsides, driveways.

Amanda Spooner, Descriptive Catalogue, 23 August 2007


IBRA Regions
Swan Coastal Plain.
IBRA Subregions
IMCRA Regions
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Canning, Cockburn, Gingin, Murray, Nedlands, Rockingham, South Perth, Wanneroo.

Management Notes (for the Swan NRM Region)

General Biology. Growth form. Herb. Life form. Annual. Reproduction. Seed.

Notes. Has low germination rates in unsuitable environmental conditions. Only recorded from the Swan Coastal Plain in WA.

Additional information. Origin. Macronesia, north Africa, temperate Asia, Europe. Similar exotic species. Trifolium species.

Suggested method of management and control. Spot spray with 1% glyphosate before flowering. Lontrel® 3 ml/10 L (150 ml/ha) 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.

Management Calendar

Calendar Type Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Comments
Germination           Y Y Y          
Active Growth           Y Y Y Y        
Flowering                 Y Y Y    
Fruiting                   U U U  
Optimum Treatment           O Y Y O        

Legend: Y = Yes, regularly, O = Occasionally, U = Uncertain, referred by others but not confirmed.



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