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|Family: Fabaceae (Leguminosae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Trifolium||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Trifolium polyodon Greene
Habit: Annual, decumbent-ascending, glabrous. Leaf: cauline; stipules 1 cm, widely ovate, upper deeply cut; leaflets 5--20 mm, widely elliptic to obovate, tips rounded. Inflorescence: head-like, included or exserted from leaves, 0.5--2.5 cm wide, 1--many-flowered; involucre wheel-shaped, generally well developed, cut to middle. Flower: calyx 4--7 mm, tube 10--many-veined, lobes +- <= tube, +- 3-parted; corolla 8--10 mm, pink to white with purple tip. Fruit: stalk-like base short or 0. Seed: 2.
Ecology: Closed-cone-pine forest; moist meadows, streamsides; Elevation: < 300 m. Bioregional Distribution: CCo (Monterey Peninsula). Flowering Time: Apr--Jun Note: Considered by some of hybrid origin. Seriously threatened by urbanization.
Synonyms: Trifolium variegatum phase 4 of TJM (1993)
eFlora Treatment Author: Michael A. Vincent & Duane Isely
Jepson Online Interchange
Listed on CNPS Rare Plant Inventory
Previous taxon: Trifolium palmeri
Next taxon: Trifolium pratense
Citation for this treatment: Michael A. Vincent & Duane Isely 2017. Trifolium polyodon, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=47159, accessed on January 20, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on January 20, 2017.