Trifolium aureum

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaFabaceaeTrifoliumTrifolium aureum


An annual found as a casual or naturalised in rough grassland and on waste ground, arising from bird-seed, wool shoddy or as a grain contaminant. Generally lowland, but reaching 320 m at Brassington (Derbys.).



World Distribution

A European Temperate species, absent as a native from much of W. Europe; naturalised in N. America and elsewhere.

Distribution information

JNCC Designations


PLANTATT - Attributes of British and Irish plants. (.zip 1455KB) This dataset was compiled and published in 2004, and last updated in November 2008. Download includes an Excel spreadsheet of the attributes, and a PDF explaining the background and nomenclature. Note that the PDF version is the booklet as published, whereas the Excel spreadsheet incorporates subsequent corrections. A hardcopy can be purchased from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.

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