Prepared by Jennifer L. D’Appollonio, Assistant Scientist, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469. Updated February 2018.
Scientific name: Trifolium aureum Pollich
Common name(s): golden clover, large hop trefoil, hop clover, palmate hop clover
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– generally flowers June through August in ME
– may be confused with T. campestre or T. dubium; see left sidebar of Go Botany webpage
-the name comes from the aging flower heads resembling dried hops
Heinrich, B. 1976. Flowering phenologies: Bog, woodland, and disturbed habitats. Ecology. 57(5):890-899.
Go Botany. “Trifolium Aureum Pollich.” Trifolium Aureum (Palmate Hop Clover): Go Botany, 2021, gobotany.nativeplanttrust.org/species/trifolium/aureum/.