Trifolium resupinatum L. (Bird-eye clover; Persian clover; Reversed clover; shaftal clover) from Delhi, growing as weed in moist shaded places in Vikaspuri, New Delhi (213 m), photographed on 29-3-10. The species is distinct from T. fragiferum in being annual, (and not perennial), ascending (not creeping), leaflets being acute (and not retuse), flowering peduncle longer than subtending leaf and most importantly resupinate (inverted-vexillum lower) corolla.
Dr. Gurcharan Singh
Retired Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
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