Trifolium bifidum

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Trifolium bifidum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Trifolieae
Genus: Trifolium
Species: T. bifidum
Binomial name
Trifolium bifidum
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Trifolium bifidum is a species of clover known by the common name notchleaf clover. It is native to the western United States from Washington to California, where it grows in many types of habitat. It is an annual herb spreading or growing erect in form. It is lightly hairy to hairless in texture. The leaves are made up of oval leaflets 1 to 2 centimeters long, usually with notches in the tips. The inflorescence is a head of flowers up to 1.5 centimeters wide. Each flower has a calyx of sepals that narrow to bristles covered in long hairs. The flower corolla is yellowish, pinkish, or purple and under a centimeter long. The flowers droop on the head as they age.

Subspecies[edit]

Trifolium depauperatum is often discussed as comprising two varieties. These are:

  • T. bifidum var. bifidum
  • T. bifidum var. decipiens

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