Trifolium beckwithii

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Trifolium beckwithii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Trifolieae
Genus: Trifolium
Species: T. beckwithii
Binomial name
Trifolium beckwithii
W.H.Brewer ex S.Watson

Trifolium beckwithii is a species of clover known by the common name Beckwith's clover.[1]

Distribution[edit]

It is native to the western United States, from northeastern California, Oregon, Nevada and Utah in the Great Basin region, to Montana and into South Dakota.

Habitats include yellow pine forest, red fir forest, mountain meadows, and wetlandriparian areas.

Description[edit]

Trifolium beckwithii is a perennial herb growing upright in form. Most of the leaves are basal, except for one pair growing higher on the stem. The leaf is made up of oval leaflets up to 4 centimeters long and the stipules are large.

The inflorescence is a head of flowers 2 to 3 centimeters wide. The flower corolla is pink, purplish, or bicolored. The flowers droop on the head as they age.

References[edit]

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

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