Western Clover

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Latin name: Trifolium occidentale

Western Clover flowers from April onwards. Unlike its White Clover relative, the base of each flower is usually reddish and the leaves are often a blue-green with no paler markings.  It is found in short coastal grasslands such as those within the Longis Reserve.
It is fairly common in the Channel Islands, as well as in Brittany and Normandy in France, but it’s range is limited to Cornwall in the UK.

Status in Alderney: Locally Common

Status in UK: Nationally Scarce

Status Worldwide (IUCN Red List): Least Concern