Trifolium repens Linnaeus 1753 (Family Fabaceae)


Plant

Leaf

Flower

Fruit

Height: 7-25cm
Arbuscular Mycorrhizal
Perennial, Stoloniferous, Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering May - November (Earliest: 17.5)

Protective Chemicals
Cyanogenic Glycosides Linamarin, Lotaustralin
Saponins Azukisaponin, Cloversaponin, Soyasapogenol, Soyasaponin
Flavonoids Biochanin, Coumestrol, Formononetin, Genistein, Medicarpin
Acids Ascorbic
Enzymes Linamarase

Biotopes:
Meadows
Flower Visitors:
Bombus bohemicus

Bombus lapidarius

Ochlodes sylvanus

Pyrgus malvae

Cyaniris semiargus

Polyommatus icarus

Aphantopus hyperantus

Coenonympha pamphilus

Aporia crataegi

Pieris rapae

Euclidia mi
Parasites:
Alfalfa mosaic alfamovirus

Erysiphe trifolii

Cercospora zebrina

Agromyza nana

Ischnopterapion virens Larva
(Stem Borer)
Possible Parasites:
Hydrellia griseola Larva
(Leaf Miner)

Calliopum aeneum Larva
(Stem Miner)
Herbivores:
Colias croceus Larva

Cyaniris semiargus Larva

Polyommatus icarus Larva

Several Erebidae

Several Noctuidae Larvae

Several Tortricidae

Ematurga atomaria Larva

Several Tenthredinidae Larvae

Several Curculionidae

Ischnopterapion virens

Tipula paludosa Larva
Possible Herbivores:
Vanessa cardui

Several Erebidae

Several Tortricidae

Chiasmia clathrata Larva

Scotopteryx chenopodiata Larva

Noctua comes Larva

Nomophila noctuella Larva

Several Curculionidae

Neocrepidodera ferruginea

Agriotes obscurus Larva

Phyllopertha horticola Larva
Sapivores:
Aphrophora alni Nymph
Possible Sapivores:
Several Miridae

Aphis fabae

Aulacorthum solani

Brachycarenus tigrinus

Aphrodes makarovi
Florivores:
Fabogethes nigrescens Larva
Possible Florivores:
Phytocoris varipes
Possible Granivores:
Adelphocoris lineolatus Nymph

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: White Clover


Pictures © 2003, 2004, 2005 J.K. Lindsey

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