Thursday, 12 May 2016

Trifolium subterraneum (Subterranean Clover) a very rare clover in Ireland turns up in 2 two sites

 I was driving along when I spotted Ornithopus perpusillus (Bird's-foot) on a road bank at Curracloe, a new Monad for Bird's-foot. A big surprise was finding Subteranean Clover in large patches on the road bank and all over a tightly cut lawn. This is the 3rd site for the county. First found for the county only in 2009. Otherwise only known from Co. Wicklow in Ireland. I wasn't satisfied with one new site, I called into the GAA ground at Blackwater, to look at a clover I had seen earlier in the year, yet again it was Subterranean Clover. A great day!

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