Trifolium stellatum L.


Genus: Trifolium

Catalan common name: Capsoti. Corona de Crist. Herba de capsigrany. Trifoli estrellat.

Spanish common name: Trébol estrellado.

Province distribution: Balearic Islands.

Distribution in the islands: Mallorca. Menorca. Ibiza. Formentera. Cabrera. Dragonera.

General distribution (Phytogeography): Mediterranean

IUCN Category: LCLeast concern

Flowering time: JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec

Life-forms: Terophyte.

Habitats: Cultivated fields, path and road sides, disturbed zones. Therophytic calicole fields. Fields and road sides.

Characteristics: This species is easy to recognize when it fructifies, because the calyx opens giving an image of a five-point star; the calyces often take on reddish hues. Flowers during the spring.