Generic article

Trifolium striatum L.

Knotted clover

source: Fornax (1988), publisher: Wikimedia Commons (pub.domain)
source: Fornax (1988), publisher: Wikimedia Commons (pub.domain)


GrinTax Trifolium striatum L.
The Plant list Trifolium striatum L.
English name Knotted clover

Crop relationship
Clover same genus

FLORON data (2014)
Indigeneity native
Trend since 1950 decreasing (25-50%)
Presence rare
Status Red List: near threatened
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)


  • Gaasterland (SBB [p])


  • Balgoijse Meer (SBB [p])
  • Groesbeek (SBB [a])
  • Ooijpolder en Millingerwaard (SBB [p])
  • Oostereng (SBB [p])
  • Wageningse Uiterwaarden (SBB [p])
  • Wolfheze (NM [a])


  • Bergerbos (SBB [p])
  • Bergjes (SBB [a])
  • Heuloerbroek (SBB [p])
  • Maasoevers Limburg (SBB [a])
  • Maasvallei (NM [p])
  • Rivierduintjes (NM [p])
  • Swalmdal (SBB [a])
  • Zelderse Driessen (SBB [a])


  • Bommelerwaard-West Komgronden (SBB [a])
  • Cuijkse Land (SBB [p])
  • Keent en Reek (SBB [p])
  • Oeffelter Meent (SBB [a])


  • Duinen van Texel (SBB [a])
  • Lage Land van Texel (NM [p])


  • Grevelingen (SBB [a])
  • Walcheren (SBB [p])
  • West-Zeeuws-Vlaanderen (SBB [p])
  • Zuiddorpe (SBB [p])


  • Duinen van Goeree (NM [p])
  • 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 SW-Europe
Asia Mediterranean region
Africa Mediterranean region
North-America naturalized
South-America naturalized in Chile
Australia naturalized
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.zqdout
Distribution data GBIF, June 2016. doi:10.15468/dl.zqdout

Pessimistic scenario


Additional information