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About Indian Clover (Trifolium albopurpureum) Trifolium albopurpureum is a species of clover known by the common name rancheria clover. 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. 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. Trifolium albopurpureum is often discussed as comprising three Varieties: These are:Trifolium albopurpureum var. albopurpureumTrifolium albopurpureum var. dichotomumTrifolium albopurpureum var. olivaceum
Plant Description
Plant Type
Annual herb

Max. Height
6 in (15.2 cm)

Native Status
Native

Natural Setting
Site Type
Meadows, open areas

Sun
Sun, Part Shade

Elevation ?
7' - 6920'

Annual Precip. ?
5.8" - 94.6"

Summer Precip. ?
0.12" - 2.96"

Coldest Month ?
31.9° F - 55.9° F

Hottest Month ?
53.6° F - 80.9° F

Humidity ?
0.09 vpd - 28.82 vpd

Landscaping Information
Common uses
Bee Gardens

Nurseries
Other Names
Botanical Names
Trifolium albopurpureum var. albopurpureum

Common Names
Rancheria Clover


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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