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|Family: Fabaceae (Leguminosae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Trifolium||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Trifolium retusum L.
Habit: Annual, glabrous. Stem: erect to ascending. Leaf: cauline; stipules 0.5--1.5 cm, triangular at base, abruptly awl-shaped at tip; leaflets 0.7--1.9 cm, obovate, veins prominent. Inflorescence: axillary, 1 cm; peduncle short below, 0 above; bracts linear; flowers reflexed in fruit. Flower: calyx 4--5 mm, 10-veined, lobes > tube, upper 2 > lower 3, curved; corolla < calyx lobes, white or pink, banner tip rounded to acute, occasionally +- toothed. Seed: 2. Chromosomes: 2n=16.
Ecology: Disturbed roadsides; Elevation: 150--800 m. Bioregional Distribution: CaR; Distribution Outside California: United States; native to southern Europe, Mediterranean, northern Africa. Flowering Time: May--Aug
eFlora Treatment Author: Michael A. Vincent & Duane Isely
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Previous taxon: Trifolium resupinatum
Next taxon: Trifolium siskiyouense
Citation for this treatment: Michael A. Vincent & Duane Isely 2016. Trifolium retusum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=77549, accessed on August 24, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on August 24, 2016.