|Scientific Name||Trifolium dasyphyllum||USDA PLANTS Symbol||TRDA2|
|Common Name||Alpine Clover||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||35341|
Life zones and habitat: Montane to alpine (9700 to 14000 ft.); gravelly soils in meadows, slopes and tundra.
Plant: Clumpy, mat-forming perennial up to 5 inches tall, slender, leafless stems.
Leaves: Basal composite leaves divided into 3 narrow obovate to narrowly lanceolate, folded leaflets 3/8 to 1-1/8 inches long; smooth upper surfaces or with silvery hairs upper and lower.
Inflorescence: Ball-like clusters of 10 to 30 small flowers with white to light-pink banner, pink-lavender wings and keel.
Bloom Period: June to August.
References: "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel, "A Guide to Rocky Mountain Plants" by Nelson and Williams, "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield and Eastern Colorado Wildflowers.
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