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Fiveleaf Clover
Trifolium andersonii
About Fiveleaf Clover (Trifolium andersonii) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Trifolium andersonii is a species of clover known by the common names fiveleaf clover and Anderson's clover. It is native to the western United States, particularly the Great Basin and adjacent high mountain ranges, including the Sierra Nevada. It grows in forests, mountain meadows, and talus. It has been noted to be the dominant species in dry areas on the alpine grassland steppe in the White Mountains of California. Trifolium andersonii is a perennial herb growing in a tuft or low cushion, and lacking a stem. The long-haired or woolly, silvery-gray leaves have 3 to 7 leaflets each up to 2 centimeters long. The inflorescence is a head of flowers measuring 1. 5 to 2. 5 centimeters wide. Each flower has a calyx of sepals with narrow, densely hairy lobes. Within the calyx is the flower corolla, which is pinkish purple or bicolored. Various subtaxa are usually recognized by authors as varieties or subspecies.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Wildlife Supported

Butterflies & moths hosted ( 55 likely * ) SHOW ALL

Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 11.0" - 32.9", Summer Precipitation: 0.81" - 3.58", Coldest Month: 18.7" - 36.3", Hottest Month: 37.2" - 64.4", Humidity: 0.88" - 19.54", Elevation: 3813" - 13830"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Anderson's 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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