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Taxon: Trifolium incarnatum L.

Genus: Trifolium subgenus: Trifolium section: Trifolium
Family: Fabaceae (alt. Leguminosae) subfamily: Faboideae tribe: Trifolieae. Also placed in: Papilionaceae
Nomen number: 300619
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:769. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 23-Mar-2007 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 25-Jun-2012
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9).
Accessions: 48 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:

  • carnation clover   (Source: Clovers ) – English
  • crimson clover   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • Italian clover   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • scarlet clover   (Source: Clovers ) – English
  • jiang che zhou cao   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese
  • farouche   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • trèfle incarnat   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • Inkarnatklee   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • trifoglio incarnato   (Source: Mult Glossary Crops ) – Italian
  • benibana-tsumekusa   (Source: F Japan ) – Japanese Rōmaji
  • trevo-encarnado   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Portuguese
  • trevo-vermelho   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Portuguese
  • trébol encarnado   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • blodklöver   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

    Macaronesia: Portugal - Madeira Islands
    Western Asia: Turkey
    Northern Europe: United Kingdom
    Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bulgaria; Former Yugoslavia; Greece [incl. Crete]; Italy [incl. Sardinia, Sicily]; Romania
    Southwestern Europe: France [incl. Corsica]; Portugal; Spain

  • naturalized elsewhere in temperate regions

  • also cultivated in temperate regions




Check other web resources for Trifolium incarnatum L.:

  • 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:

  • Check for additional images
  • 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: (26 November 2015)

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