Plant ID's

Guernsey Donkey2Guernsey Donkey2 Posts: 6,277
This is growing in our wild seed grass/flower field - can anyone help us to identify it please? I have never seen anything like it before.

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  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 14,282
    It’s a type of clover, perennial, I have it in pink.
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 4,797
    It looks a little like Trifolium monatum, but l don't think it is that.....🤔
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,041
    After consultation somewhere unmentionable :) 
    Trifolium arvense, Hare's foot Trefoil has been suggested which looks OK with Google images. I've never seen this one and I'm not very good with comparing photos, I can only ID plants I know.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 14,282
    Here’s a pic of mine, the bees love it. 


    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,041
    Is that Trifolium rubens, Lyn?
  • Guernsey Donkey2Guernsey Donkey2 Posts: 6,277
    edited 11 July
    I would be interested to compare the two up close and in the flesh - they certainly do look similar in many ways.  I have had no luck with one of my alternatives, so will try another local site. Why don't the leaves of your clover look like normal clover leaves @Lyn
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 14,282
    @nutcutlet. Yes thats what it is.

    @guernsey donkey  different strain that’s all, the leaves are the same as yours. That was a plant I bought when I first started the garden, it gets bigger every year, just cut it right back to the ground when the flowers are finished, it comes up again next year. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Guernsey Donkey2Guernsey Donkey2 Posts: 6,277
    Thank you both for your help and photo @Lyn, it certainly helped to see your pink/mauve variation on ours. I have never seen this plant before although I have grown the normal single hares foot, apparently this Trifolium Arvense grows wild along our coasts, but not in vast quantities.  The mix we had sown is perennial, so with a bit of luck and some good seed dropping, it should return next year. 
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