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Taxon: Trifolium hybridum L.

Genus: Trifolium subgenus: Trifolium section: Vesicastrum
Family: Fabaceae (alt. Leguminosae) subfamily: Faboideae tribe: Trifolieae. Also placed in: Papilionaceae
Nomen number: 300618
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:766. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 26-Mar-2007 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 25-Jun-2012
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6).
Accessions: 234 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

See also subordinate taxa:

Common names:

  • alsike clover   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • hybrid clover   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • Swedish clover   (Source: Leg WorldEc ) – English
  • za zhong che zhou cao   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese
  • trèfle bâtard   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • trèfle hybride   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • Bastardklee   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • Schwedenklee   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • trifoglio ibrido   (Source: Mult Glossary Crops ) – Italian
  • tachi-oranda-genge   (Source: F Japan ) – Japanese Rōmaji
  • trevo-híbrido   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Portuguese
  • trébol híbrido   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • alsikeklöver   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish
  • liten alsikeklöver   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish   [Trifolium hybridum var. elegans]

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

    Northern Africa: Morocco
    Western Asia: Iran; Iraq; Turkey
    Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Georgia; Russian Federation - Checheno-Ingushetia, Dagestan, Kabardino-Balkaria, Karachay-Cherkessia, Krasnodar, Stavropol
    Middle Europe: Austria; Czechoslovakia; Hungary; Switzerland
    East Europe: Belarus; Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania; Moldova; Russian Federation - Arkhangelsk, Astrakhan, Bashkortostan, Belgorod, Bryansk, Chuvashia, Ivanovo, Kaliningrad, Kalmykia, Kaluga, Karelia, Kirov, Komi, Komi-Permyak, Kostroma, Kursk, Leningrad, Lipetsk, Mari-El, Mordvinia, Moscow, Murmansk, Nenets, Novgorod, Orel, Orenburg, Penza, Perm, Pskov, Rostov, Ryazan, Saratov, Smolensk, Tambov, Tatarstan, Tula, Udmurtia, Ulyanovsk, Vladimir, Volgograd, Vologda, Voronezh, Yaroslavl; Ukraine [incl. Krym]
    Southeastern Europe: Bulgaria; Former Yugoslavia; Greece [incl. Crete]; Italy; Romania
    Southwestern Europe: France; Spain

  • naturalized throughout temperate regions




Check other web resources for Trifolium hybridum L.:

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • ILDIS: International Legume Database and Information Service
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Images or nodulation data:

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  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

Abbreviations & symbols in GRIN Taxonomy

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (27 November 2015)

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