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Hollyleaf Clover
Trifolium gymnocarpon
About Hollyleaf Clover (Trifolium gymnocarpon) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Trifolium gymnocarpon is a species of clover known by the common name hollyleaf clover. It is native to the western United States, from California to New Mexico, and Oregon to Montana. It can be found in many types of habitat, including sagebrush scrub. Trifolium gymnocarpon is a small perennial herb with stems spreading along the ground to form a flat mat or clump. The leaves are each made up of 3 to 5 thick, hairy leaflets with serrated edges. The inflorescence is an umbel of flowers spreading out or flexing downward. The flower is roughly a centimeter long and dull pink or brownish in color. Subspecies. Trifolium gymnocarpon ssp. plummerae - Plummer's clover, an Endangered species within California, but the subspecies is apparently secure, considering populations outside California.
Plant Description
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Plant Type
Perennial herb

Wildlife Supported

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Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 9.6" - 47.2", Summer Precipitation: 0.65" - 2.27", Coldest Month: 26.5" - 36.0", Hottest Month: 47.5" - 64.0", Humidity: 0.93" - 19.15", Elevation: 5086" - 7642"

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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