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Pinole Clover
Trifolium bifidum
About Pinole Clover (Trifolium bifidum) 1 Nurseries Carry This Plant Trifolium bifidum is a species of clover known by the common names notchleaf clover and pinole clover. It is native to the western United States from Washington to California, where it grows in many types of habitat. It is an annual herb spreading or growing erect in form. It is lightly hairy to hairless in texture. The leaves are made up of oval leaflets 1 to 2 centimeters long, usually with notches in the tips. The inflorescence is a head of flowers up to 1. 5 centimeters wide. Each flower has a calyx of sepals that narrow to bristles covered in long hairs. The flower corolla is yellowish, pinkish, or purple and under a centimeter long. The flowers droop on the head as they age. Trifolium depauperatum is often discussed as comprising two Varieties: These are:
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

Wildlife Supported

Butterflies & moths hosted ( 59 likely * ) SHOW ALL

Landscaping Information
Full Sun, Part Shade


Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Dunes, grassy places, wet meadows, open slopes

Annual Precipitation: 8.2" - 78.8", Summer Precipitation: 0.16" - 1.53", Coldest Month: 36.1" - 54.7", Hottest Month: 60.2" - 76.7", Humidity: 0.09" - 25.56", Elevation: 3" - 4587"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Notchleaf 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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