Jan. 20, 2018

tropical Mexican-clover, Richardia brasiliensis

Mexican-clovers have much the same habit in tropical and semi-tropical places that other clovers have here. This is very much the tropical equivalent to our white clover, and is now established everywhere warm. Most sources say it started out in South America, but at least one (USDA) call it a Florida native. One of the keys to identifying the species is the number of lobes on the flowers. How well do you think that works? Tropical Mexican-clover has been reported from AL, FL, GA, HI, LA, MS, NC, NJ, PA, SC, TN, TX, and VA. 3/17/16, Polk Co FL.