Trifolium albopurpureum

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Trifolium albopurpureum
Trifolium albopurpureum.jpg
with Lasthenia californica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Trifolieae
Genus: Trifolium
Species: T. albopurpureum
Binomial name
Trifolium albopurpureum
Torr. & A.Gray

Trifolium albopurpureum is a species of clover known by the common name rancheria clover.[1]

It is native to the west coast and of North America from British Columbia, California and the Sierra Nevada, to Baja California. It can be found in a wide variety of habitats, including chaparral and woodlands, grasslands, forests, and montane locales.

Description[edit]

Trifolium albopurpureum is an annual herb growing decumbent or erect in form. The leaflets are 1 to 3 centimeters long, and the herbage is hairy. The inflorescence is a spike of flowers measuring 0.5 to 2 centimeters wide. Each flower has a calyx of sepals with narrow lobes that taper into a bristle-shaped point and are coated in long hairs. Within the calyx is the flower corolla, which is purple and white in color.

Subspecies[edit]

Trifolium albopurpureum is often discussed as comprising three varieties. These are:

  • Trifolium albopurpureum var. albopurpureum
  • Trifolium albopurpureum var. dichotomum
  • Trifolium albopurpureum var. olivaceum

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Trifolium albopurpureum". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 15 December 2015. 

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