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Thimble Clover
Trifolium microdon
  
About Thimble Clover (Trifolium microdon) Nurseries Show All Photos Trifolium microdon is a species of clover known by the common name thimble clover. It is native to western North America from British Columbia to southern California, where it grows in many types of habitat, including disturbed areas. It is an annual herb taking a decumbent or erect form. It is coated in hairs. The leaves are made up of oval leaflets with notched or flat tips, each measuring up to 1. 5 centimeters long. The inflorescence is a head of flowers borne in a deep bowl-like involucre of bracts that can nearly envelop the whole head. The flower corollas are white to pink and about half a centimeter long.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Annual herb

Native Status
Native

Natural Setting
Elevation ?
3' - 4040'

Annual Precip. ?
9.3" - 94.6"

Summer Precip. ?
0.15" - 2.85"

Coldest Month ?
37.2° F - 57.2° F

Hottest Month ?
57.4° F - 77.4° F

Humidity ?
0.09 vpd - 25.56 vpd

Landscaping Information
Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available



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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