Trifolium gymnocarpon

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Trifolium gymnocarpon
Trifolium gymnocarpon var plummerae 3.jpg
var. plummerae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Trifolieae
Genus: Trifolium
Species: T. gymnocarpon
Binomial name
Trifolium gymnocarpon

Trifolium gymnocarpon is a species of clover known by the common name hollyleaf clover.[1]

It is native to the western United States, from California to New Mexico, and Oregon to Montana. It can be found in many types of habitat, including sagebrush scrub.


Trifolium gymnocarpon is a small perennial herb with stems spreading along the ground to form a flat mat or clump. The leaves are each made up of 3 to 5 thick, hairy leaflets with serrated edges. The inflorescence is an umbel of flowers spreading out or flexing downward. The flower is roughly a centimeter long and dull pink or brownish in color.


  • Trifolium gymnocarpon ssp. plummerae — Plummer's clover, an Endangered species within California, but the subspecies is apparently secure, considering populations outside California. [2]


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