Lesser Hop Trefoil

Latin Name:

Trifolium dubium

Manx Name:

Shamrag vuigh


May - October

Locations where this species is found:
Eary Cushlin Maughold Clypse and Kerrowdhoo

These tiny flowers are found in dry, grassy places and may be the original "Irish Shamrock".
Lesser Hop Trefoil is almost identical to Black Medick (Medicago lupulina) and is distinct only by virtue of slight differences to its flowers and seed pods.
The Manx name for this plant is "Shamrag vuigh", which means "Yellow shamrock".
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