Strawberry Clover;  
India (N) ; Haryana; Himachal Pradesh; Jammu-Kashmir ; Punjab; Uttar Pradesh & other countries as per ILDIS;
 
As per efi thread :

Trifolium repens is similar to Trifolium pratense, but with smaller leaves and white flowers (another less common species T. fragiferum also has white flowers but inflated fruiting head; in T. repens fruiting head is not swollen).  
 
 
  

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Trifolium fragiferum from Kashmir: Trifolium fragiferum L., Sp. pl. 2:772. 1753 syn: Amoria fragifera (L.) Roskov
Common name: Strawberry clover  
Perennial creeping herb with white or pink flowers, can be easily confused (especially one with white flowers) with T. repens, but quite distinct in fruit as the fruiting heads in T. repens shrivel on drying, whereas in T. fragiferum the head gets swollen due to enclaged calyces and appears like a strawberry head, hence the name.  
Perennial, stems creeping often rooting at nodes; leaves trifoliate, leaflets 5-30 mm long, ovate, elliptical to obcordate; stipules lanceolate, membranous;  Inflorescence a compact head, 10-14 mm broad, hemispherical in flower, globose, ellipsoid, with an involucre, peduncle up to 20 cm, exceeding the leaf; bract 3-4 mm; calyx inflated in fruit, pubescent; corolla white to pinkish; fruit included in calyx, 1-2-seeded.  
Photographed in Iqbal Garden, Hazuribagh in Srinagar, Kashmir


 
Fabaceae-Faboideae (Papilionaceae) Week: Trifolium fragiferum from Kashmir: Trifolium fragiferum Linn., Sp.Pl. 772. 1753

Common name: Strawberry clover

Perennial creeping herb similar to Trifolium repense in appearance but with pinkish flowers and strongly inflated fruiting calyx; leaves trifoliate with elliptic to obcordate leaflets; flowers 6-7 mm long, white to pinkish, in compact globose head on up to 20 cm long peduncle exceeding leaf; calyx pubescent, inflated in fruit., latter included, 1-2 seeded.
Photographed from Hazuribagh garden in Srinagar.


Trifolium fragiferum Linn., Sp.Pl. 772. 1753

Common name: Strawberry clover

Perennial creeping herb similar to Trifolium repense in appearance but with pinkish flowers and strongly inflated fruiting calyx; leaves trifoliate with elliptic to obcordate leaflets; flowers 6-7 mm long, white to pinkish, in compact globose head on up to 20 cm long peduncle exceeding leaf; calyx pubescent, inflated in fruit., latter included, 1-2 seeded.
Photographed from Hazuribagh garden in Srinagar.


very nice to see these here


 

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(180509SCS) Melilotus indica ? : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)

While flora watching and birding on 17th May 09 in the afternoon, I saw this tiny plant with flowers and fruits scattered on the flat grassy land surrounding a village pond.
Sonepat, Haryana 
I have identified it as Melilotus indica
Stand to be corrected.


Crystal clear picture! However, Melilotus indica looks like the
following: 
http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Indian%20Sweet%20Clover.html
This could be a Trifolium species…. 


Since the leaves look like those of strawberry, could this be
Strawberry Clover (Trifolium fragiferum)? 


Thank you …, it resembles Trifolium fragiferum.
Can I name it T. fragiferum?


   

 
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