Trifolium monanthum

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Trifolium monanthum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Trifolieae
Genus: Trifolium
Species: T. monanthum
Binomial name
Trifolium monanthum
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Trifolium monanthum is a species of clover known by the common name mountain carpet clover. It is native to the mountains of southern and eastern California and western Nevada, where it occurs at elevations above 1500 meters in coniferous forests, woodlands, and meadows. It is a small perennial herb forming small clumps of hairless or slightly hairy herbage. The leaves are made up of oval leaflets up to 1.2 centimeters in length. The inflorescence is reduced with only a few flowers, or a single flower. The flower corolla measures up to 1.2 centimeters long and is white, sometimes with lavender speckles.

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