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Mountain Carpet Clover
Trifolium monanthum
About Mountain Carpet Clover (Trifolium monanthum) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Trifolium monanthum is a species of clover known by the common name mountain carpet clover. It is native to eastern California and western Nevada in the Sierra Nevada, and in Southern California in the eastern Transverse Ranges, and the San Jacinto Mountains. It occurs at elevations above 1,500 metres (4,900 ft) in coniferous forests, woodlands, and meadows. Trifolium monanthum is a small perennial herb forming small clumps of hairless or slightly hairy herbage. The leaves are made up of oval leaflets up to 1. 2 centimeters in length. The inflorescence is reduced with only a few flowers, or a single flower. The flower corolla measures up to 1. 2 centimeters long and is white, sometimes with lavender speckles. The bloom period is April to June.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Wildlife Supported

Butterflies & moths hosted ( 1 confirmed , 59 likely * ) SHOW ALL

Landscaping Information
Common uses
Common uses
Butterfly Gardens

Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 11.3" - 108.7", Summer Precipitation: 0.30" - 3.85", Coldest Month: 18.8" - 49.4", Hottest Month: 40.6" - 75.9", Humidity: 0.39" - 25.95", Elevation: 3" - 12273"

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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