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|Family: Fabaceae (Leguminosae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Trifolium||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Trifolium wormskioldii Lehm.
Habit: Perennial herb, cespitose or not, glabrous, rhizomed. Stem: decumbent or ascending. Leaf: generally basal; lower stipules bristle-tipped, upper wide, toothed or sharply lobed; leaflets 1--3 cm, narrowly elliptic to widely ovate. Inflorescence: head-like, included or exserted from leaves, 2--3 cm wide; involucre wheel-shaped, segments or lobes many. Flower: calyx 7--11 mm, lobes tapered, tips bristled; corolla 12--16 mm, pink-purple or magenta, tip white. Fruit: stalk-like base 0--1 mm. Seed: 2--4. Chromosomes: 2n=16,32.
Ecology: Beaches to mountain meadows, ridges, generally open moist or marshy places; Elevation: < 3200 m. Bioregional Distribution: NW, CaR, SN, SnJV, CW, SCo, PR, SNE; Distribution Outside California: to British Columbia, Wyoming, New Mexico, Mexico. Flowering Time: May--Oct Note: Incl matted, rhizomed form in dry coastal sands; lush, long-stemmed form at low to mid elevations; slender, generally much smaller form at mid to high elevations.
eFlora Treatment Author: Michael A. Vincent & Duane Isely
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Trifolium willdenovii
Next taxon: Ulex
Citation for this treatment: Michael A. Vincent & Duane Isely 2016. Trifolium wormskioldii, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=47188, accessed on September 29, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on September 29, 2016.