Trifolium scabrum L.

Rough clover

source: Aroche (2006), publisher: Wikimedia Commons (license CCASA 2.5 Generic)
source: Aroche (2006), publisher: Wikimedia Commons (license CCASA 2.5 Generic)


GrinTax Trifolium scabrum L.
The Plant list Trifolium scabrum L.
English name Rough clover

Crop relationship
Clover same genus

FLORON data (2014)
Indigeneity native
Trend since 1950 stable or increasing
Presence very rare
Status Red List: vulnerable
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)


  • Langesweach (SBB [p])


  • Grevelingen (SBB [a])
  • Kop van Schouwen (SBB [p])
  • Walcheren (SBB [p])
  • West-Zeeuws-Vlaanderen (SBB [p])


  • Duinen van Goeree (NM [a])
  • Kop van Goeree (NM [p])
  • Quackgors (NM [p])
  • Scheelhoek (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 W-Europe
Asia Mediterranean region
Africa -
North-America -
South-America -
Australia SE-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.tihiea
Distribution data GBIF, June 2016. doi:10.15468/dl.tihiea

Pessimistic scenario


Additional information