(White Clover)

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Trifolium repens, Along Cottonwood Pass Rd., Gunnison Co. 3678

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Trifolium repens, Along Cottonwood Pass Rd., Gunnison Co. 3664

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Trifolium repens, Along Cottonwood Pass Rd., Gunnison Co. 3672

Scientific Name Trifolium repens USDA PLANTS Symbol TRRE3
Common Name White Clover ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 26206
Family Fabaceae (Pea) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Plains to subalpine (4500 to 11100 ft.); moister soils in disturbed areas, roadsides, meadows and wooded areas.
Plant: Prostrate perennial producing stolons that root at the nodes; 2 to 8 inches tall; smooth stems and leaves.
Leaves: Alternate trifoliate green leaves at intervals along the elongated stems on long petioles; obovate blades 0.2 to 1 inch long, with denticulate margins; inverted V-shaped white blotch on some or most of the upper surfaces.
Inflorescence: Globe-shaped flowerheads about 3/4-inch across on long unbranched, leafless peduncles slightly taller than the leaves; each flowerhead has 20-50 small, narrowly tubular flowers with 5 white or pinkish-white petals.
Bloom Period: May to September.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, Illinois Wildflowers, Fire Effects Information System and SEINet.
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Colorado Status:
Introduced

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