Hare's-foot Clover is a widespread plant of dry grasslands and sandy soils, inland and at the coast. The pale pink flowers are covered in soft hairs, giving it the downy look of a hare's or rabbit's paw, hence the common name.
How to identify
Like other clovers, Hare's-foot Clover has trefoil leaves, but with relatively narrow leaflets. The pale pink flowers are borne in oval heads and appear from June until September. The hair that covers the flowers is a distinguishing feature of this clover.
Where to find it
Grows in coastal areas in the UK and across the central and eastern regions of England.
When to find it
How can people help
The Wildlife Trusts manage many grassland and coastal habitats for the benefit of all kinds of wildlife. Careful grazing with traditional breeds, hay-cutting at the right time and scrub clearance are just some of the ways these fragile habitats are kept in good condition - supporting wildflowers like Hare's-foot Clover and, in turn, invertebrates and the larger animals that prey on them. By volunteering for your local Trust you can help too, and you'll make new friends and learn new skills along the way.