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Trifolium badium

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 25 September 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Trifolium badium (NL: Bruine klaver / EN: Brown Clover / DE: Braun-Klee, Alpen-Braun-Klee / FR: Trèfle bai, Trèfle brun) This central and south European species occurs in the Alps, in the subalpine and alpine zone. It grows in moist meadows, pastures and alpine meadows. In the cooler parts of the Alps, it is found on alkaline soils, in warmer regions almost solely on lime-deficient soils. The head-like inflorescences contains about up to 60 tiny flowers. First the flowers are golden yellow. After withering, the yellow flags of the flower will turn brown and then enlarge. The withered petals remain on the flower and help to distribute the seeds.

Image: Canazei (IT) - 12/07/2011

Canon EOS 400D 1/800 second F/5.6 ISO 200 150 mm

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Maggy from Liège, Belgium

Belle prise c'est beau!

25 Sep 2011 8:24am

Tinx from Kuressaare, Estonia

Nice colours!

25 Sep 2011 4:14pm

Canon EOS 400D
1/800 second
F/5.6
ISO 200
150 mm

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