Trifolium from Lohari (Panipat)

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Balkar Arya

Mar 18, 2010, 2:15:31 PM3/18/10
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Dear Members
Trifolium sp??? may be Trifolium fragiferum ????
for id please

From Lohar Panipat




28 feb 2010

Location- Place, Altitude, GPS-


Lohari Panipat

Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type

Wild Weed in field of wheat and Trifolium alexandrium fields

Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb




50 cms

Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size-



Inflorescence Type/ Size-



Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts


Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds



Other Information like Fragrance, Pollinator, Uses etc.-


Balkar Singh

tanay bose

Mar 18, 2010, 2:50:02 PM3/18/10
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Dear Balkar ji,
Though i have never came acroos this plant but literature study seems to support that this is "Strawberry Clover" or Trifolium fragiferum L.
Kindly try to match with this description Sir.

Habit. Perennial, broad-leaved, prostrate herbs, up to 0.5 m high, to 1 m in diameter.

Leaves. Alternate, spiral, compound, ternate, stipulate (adnate to the petiole), petiolate, petiole 17–163 mm long. Leaflet blade 5–30 mm long, 4.5–18 mm wide, elliptic or obovate, base tapering, margins serrate or dentate, apex obtuse or retuse. Blade sparsely hairy.

Flowers. Dense in spikes or in racemes (10–30 -flowered); predominantly white or pink, very irregular, subsessile, pedicel 0–1 mm long, perianth 2 -whorled. Calyx 3.5–4 mm long, 5 sepals, all sepals joined. Corolla 4.5–8 mm long, 5 petals, some petals joined. Stamens 10, free of the perianth, both opposite and alternating with the corolla parts, coherent to each other (9 fused, 1 free). Anthers dehiscing via longitudinal slits. Ovary monomerous, superior, 1 -celled. Ovules 1–12 per cell. Styles 1, simple.

Fruit. Indehiscent, a legume (enclosed by inflated calyx), non-fleshy, 1.5–2 mm long, 0.8–1 mm wide.





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Gurcharan Singh

Apr 4, 2010, 10:35:23 AM4/4/10
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Yes this Trifolium fragiferum L.

Dr. Gurcharan Singh
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SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
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Balkar Arya

Apr 4, 2010, 8:37:43 PM4/4/10
to Gurcharan Singh,
Dear Gurcharan Ji and Tanay
Thanks for the confirmation
Balkar Singh

tanay bose

Apr 4, 2010, 11:20:41 PM4/4/10
to Balkar Arya, Gurcharan Singh,
It was a pleasure Balkar ji!!!!!!!!!!!!

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