Trifolium subterraneum L.

Subterranean clover

source: Harry Rose (2014), publisher: Wikimedia Commons (license CCA 2.0 Generic)
source: Harry Rose (2014), publisher: Wikimedia Commons (license CCA 2.0 Generic)


GrinTax Trifolium subterraneum L.
The Plant list Trifolium subterraneum L.
English name Subterranean clover

Crop relationship
Clover same genus

FLORON data (2014)
Indigeneity native
Trend since 1950 strongly decreasing (50-75%)
Presence very 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)


  • Hontenisse-Hulst (SBB [p])
  • Walcheren (SBB [a])

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 S-Europe
Asia Mediterranean region
Africa Mediterranean region
North-America some locations
South-America some locations
Australia some locations
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.1p0efl
Distribution data GBIF, June 2016. doi:10.15468/dl.1p0efl

Pessimistic scenario


Additional information