|Scientific Name||Trifolium pratense||USDA PLANTS Symbol||TRPR2|
|Common Name||Red Clover||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||26313|
Life zones and habitat: Plains to subalpine (4100 to 10500 ft.); roadsides, fields and disturbed areas.
Plant: Perennial 8 to 36 inches high, smooth leafless stems.
Leaves: Basal composite leaves divided into 3 ovate, elliptic or obovate leaflets 3/4 to 1-3/8 inch long; greenish-white V-shaped marking on leaflets; toothed edges.
Inflorescence: Round clusters 3/4 to 1-1/8 inch across with 50 to 200 small pink to purple elongated flowers.
Bloom Period: June to August.
References: "Wildflowers of the Rocky Mountains" by Carl Schreier, "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield and American Southwest.
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Banner photo: Ten Mile Range and Rhodiola integrifolia (King’s Crown) in Summit County