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Trifolium wormskioldii

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Fabaceae
Genus  Trifolium
Higher classification  Faboideae
Order  Fabales
Subfamily  Faboideae
Scientific name  Trifolium wormskioldii
Rank  Species
Trifolium wormskioldii Trifolium wormskioldii Wikipedia
Similar  Legumes, Trifolium willdenovii, Trifolium microcephalum, Trifolium albopurpureum, Trifolium depauperatum

Trifolium wormskioldii is a species of clover. Its common names include cows clover, coast clover, sand clover, seaside clover, springbank clover, and Wormskjold's clover.

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This plant native to the western half of North America from Alaska, through California, to Mexico. It grows in many locales, from beaches to mountain ridges, below about 3,200 metres (10,500 ft) in elevation.

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Habitats it grows in include chaparral, oak woodland, grassland, yellow pine forest, red fir forest, lodgepole forest, subalpine forest, and wetland−riparian

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Description

Trifolium wormskioldii Trifolium wormskioldii Mostly Natives Nursery

Trifolium wormskioldii, a legume. is a perennial herb sometimes taking a matlike form, with decumbent or upright stems. The leaves are made up of leaflets measuring 1 to 3 centimeters long. The lower stipules are tipped with bristles and the upper stipules may be toothed.

Trifolium wormskioldii Cow Clover Trifolium Wormskioldii

The rounded inflorescences are 2 or 3 centimeter wide. The sepals are bristle-tipped. The corollas are pinkish purple or magenta with white tips.

Uses

Many Native American groups of western North America used this clover for food. The herbage and flowers were eaten raw, sometimes salted. The roots were commonly steamed or boiled and eaten with fish, fish eggs, and fish grease.

This species is host to the caterpillar of the Western cloudywing butterfly (Thorybes diversus).

Etymology

The species was given its scientific name in honour of the Danish botanist Morten Wormskjold.

References

Trifolium wormskioldii Wikipedia


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