bool(false) Cowbag Clover, Trifolium depauperatum About Calscape Contact Calscape Planting Guide Nurseries My Plant Lists Butterflies Calscape Sign In Advanced Search Calscape Sign In Home Advanced Search Map Locator View Settings Nurseries Carrying this Plant Add Current Plant To List Edit Current Plant Show all Photos Butterflies My Plant Lists Nurseries Planting Guide Contact Calscape About Calscape Tap map to see plants native to location Print Plant Signs Print Plant Labels Export To Excel Export To Excel (Detailed) Order by Popularity Order by Common Name Order by Scientific Name Order by # of Butterflies Hosted Show nursery cultivars Hide nursery cultivars Show plants not in nurseries Hide plants not in nurseries Grid view Text view Home > All plants for California > Trifolium depauperatum | PreviousNext Loading.... Processing the request...... Cowbag Clover ( Trifolium depauperatum ) Trifolium depauperatum More Photos at CalPhotos More Info at Jepson eFlora Calflora Click on blue squares to see occurrence records. << Plant species Zoom To My AddressZoom To California Estimated Plant Range ( ? ) Occurences >> All Occurence Records 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant About Cowbag Clover (Trifolium depauperatum) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Add to My Plant List Trifolium depauperatum is a species of clover known by the common names cowbag clover, poverty clover, and balloon sack clover. The plant is native to western North America from British Columbia to California, as well as towestern South America in Peru and Chile. It is a common plant of many types of habitat, including coastal prairie and mixed evergreen forest,. Trifolium depauperatum is a small annual herb growing upright or decumbent in form. The leaves are made up of oval leaflets up to 2 centimeters long which are smooth, toothed, lobed, or blunt-tipped. The inflorescence is a head of flowers up to 1. 5 centimeters long. The flower has a pinkish purple white-tipped corolla up to a centimeter long. It becomes inflated as the fruit developed. Subspecies. Trifolium depauperatum has several varieties, which can include:Trifolium depauperatum var. amplectens - Balloon sack clover, Pale bladder clover. Trifolium depauperatum var. depauperatum - Cowbag clover. Trifolium depauperatum var. hydrophilumTrifolium depauperatum var. truncatum - Dwarf sack clover. Plant Description Plant Type Annual herb Dormancy Evergreen Flower Color Pink, White, Purple Wildlife Supported Butterflies & moths hosted ( 64 likely * ) SHOW ALL *Gray Hairstreak Strymon melinusStrymon melinus*Orange Sulphur Colias eurythemeColias eurytheme*Southern Dogface Zerene cesoniaZerene cesonia*Shasta Blue Icaricia shastaIcaricia shasta*Greenish Blue Icaricia saepiolusIcaricia saepiolus*Persius Duskywing Erynnis persiusErynnis persius*Clouded Sulphur Colias philodiceColias philodice Landscaping Information Natural Setting Climate Annual Precipitation: 7.0" - 117.4", Summer Precipitation: 0.14" - 3.43", Coldest Month: 31.9" - 57.3", Hottest Month: 57.2" - 81.0", Humidity: 0.44" - 29.36", Elevation: -293" - 6588" Alternative Names Common Names: Balloon Sack Clover, Poverty Clover Print Plant Sign Print Plant Label Edit Back Print Back Print Cowbag CloverTrifolium depauperatum 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 Sign in to your Calscape Account X Once signed in, you'll be able to access any previously saved plant lists or create new ones. Email Address Password Sign In © California Native Plant Society. All rights reserved.