An herbaceous, short-lived perennial plant, variable in size, growing to 20–80 cm tall. The leaves are alternate, trifoliate (with three leaflets), each leaflet 15–30 mm long and 8–15 mm broad, green with a characteristic pale crescent in the outer half of the leaf.
Structure: Low-growing with creeping stems that root at notes
Life Cycle: Cool-season perennial
What To Look For: Three dark-green leaflets, reddish blossoms
Growth Period: Spring, summer, and fall