Generic article

Trifolium micranthum Viv.

Slender trefoil

source: Hans Toetenel, Verspreidingsatlas 2015
source: Hans Toetenel, Verspreidingsatlas 2015


GrinTax Trifolium micranthum Viv.
The Plant list Trifolium micranthum Viv.
English name Slender trefoil

Crop relationship
Clover same genus

FLORON data (2014)
Indigeneity native
Trend since 1950 strongly decreasing (50-75%)
Presence rare
Status Red List: endangered
Legal protection unlisted

Conservation in the Netherlands

A) In protected areas per province

For subareas the link to the larger area is provided.

a = actually present, p = possible
(see: About CWRnl / Methodology)


  • Ameland (SBB [p])
  • Gaasterland (SBB [a])
  • Nationaal Park Schiermonnikoog (SBB [a], NM [a])
  • Terschelling (SBB [a])
  • Vlieland (SBB [a])


  • Maasoevers Limburg (SBB [p])
  • Rivierduintjes (NM [p])


  • Oeffelter Meent (SBB [p])


  • Duinen van Texel (SBB [a])
  • Schoorlse Duinen (SBB [a])


  • Grevelingen (SBB [p])
  • Kop van Schouwen (SBB [p])
  • Schouwen-Duiveland (SBB [p])
  • Slot Haamstede (NM [p])
  • Walcheren (SBB [a])
  • Zuid-Beveland (SBB [p])
  • Zuidkust van Schouwen (NM [a])


  • Duinen van Goeree (NM [a])
  • Volgerland (NM [p])

B) In genebank

  • CGN: no material

© NDFF, 2015
© NDFF, 2015

Legend distribution maps

upper map:

  • red: locations of presence
  • green: management type maps with areas that qualify for financial support (largely representing the Dutch network of protected areas). Protected water areas are not shown (IJsselmeer, Markermeer and all Frisian lakes, Randmeren & Vechtplassen).

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lower map:

Distribution area
Europe Mediterranean region and W-Europe
Asia -
Africa NW-Africa
North-America -
South-America -
Australia -
source:, 2015
source:, 2015

Expected distribution due to climate change

Expected distribution area in 2070 in the European region and in the Netherlands compared with current suitable areas under an optimistic and a pessimistic climate change scenario (see: About CWRnl / Methodology). Click on a map to enlarge.


Optimistic scenario

Distribution data GBIF, June 2016. doi:10.15468/dl.syc5v0
Distribution data GBIF, June 2016. doi:10.15468/dl.syc5v0

Pessimistic scenario


Additional information