Trifolium parryi

(Parry’s Clover)

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Trifolium parryi, Hoosier Pass, Summit Co. 9088

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Trifolium parryi, Mayflower Gulch, Summit Co. 0553

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Trifolium parryi, Loveland Pass, Clear Creek Co. 6862

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Trifolium parryi, Loveland Pass, Clear Creek Co. 1889

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Trifolium parryi, Loveland Pass, Clear Creek Co. 7836

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Trifolium parryi, Hoosier Pass, Summit Co. 9097

Scientific Name Trifolium parryi USDA PLANTS Symbol TRPA5
Common Name Parry's Clover ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 26304
Family Fabaceae (Pea) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Montane to alpine (9500 to 14000 ft.); along streams and open, moist areas.
Plant: Perennial 2 to 8 inches high, smooth leafless stems.
Leaves: Basal composite leaves divided into 3 obovate to elliptic leaflets 3/8 to 1-inch long; toothed edges.
Inflorescence: Round clusters of 15 to 20 reddish-lavender to purple flowers, each 1/2-inch long.
Bloom Period: June to August.
References: "Guide to Colorado Wildflowers" by G.K. Guennel, "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, American Southwest.
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Colorado Status:
Native

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