Trifolium species

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Dwarf Clover (Trifolium nanum) 

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Scientific Name Trifolium dasyphyllum USDA PLANTS Symbol
TRDA2
Common Name Alpine Clover ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
26236
Family Fabaceae (Pea) SEINet
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Description Alpine life zone, tundra, gravelly slopes; clumpy, mat-forming perennial up to 5 inches tall, slender, leafless stems; basal composite leaves divided into 3 narrow, pointed leaflets 1 inch long; ball-like clusters of flowers, white petals with pink tips. Descr. excerpt from "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel. Colorado Status
Native
Scientific Name Trifolium nanum USDA PLANTS Symbol
TRNA2
Common Name Dwarf Clover, Deer Clover ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
26296
Family Fabaceae (Pea) SEINet
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Description Subalpine and alpine life zones, tundra, meadows, gravelly slopes; short, mat-forming perennial up to 2 inches tall, smooth leafless stems; basal fleshy leaves, sharply pointed; clusters of erect 3/4-inch-long pea-like flowers, white, pink, reddish petals. Descr. excerpt from "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel. Colorado Status
Native
Scientific Name Trifolium parryi USDA PLANTS Symbol
TRPA5
Common Name Parry's Clover ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
26304
Family Fabaceae (Pea) SEINet
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Description Subalpine and alpine life zones, along streams and open, moist areas; perennial in clumps to 6 inches high, smooth leafless stems; basal composite leaves divided into 3 smooth leaflets with toothed edges; round clusters of 1/2-inch-long flowers, pink, reddish, or purple petals. Descr. excerpt from "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel. Colorado Status
Native
Scientific Name Trifolium pratense USDA PLANTS Symbol
TRPR2
Common Name Red Clover ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
26313
Family Fabaceae (Pea) SEINet
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Description Foothills to subalpine life zones, meadows; perennial from 8 to 36 inches tall; alternate composite leaves with three green leaflets each 5/8 to 1-1/4 inches long with a pale crescent in the outer half of the leaf; dense cluster of dark pink flowers, each about 1/2-inch long. Colorado Status
Introduced



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