Trifolium pratense

(Red Clover)

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Trifolium pratense, Peak 7, Breckenridge, Summit Co. 7200/7221

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Trifolium pratense, Lower McCullough Gulch, Summit Co. 7507

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Trifolium pratense, Lower McCullough Gulch, Summit Co. 7502

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Leaves, Trifolium pratense, Peak 7, Breckenridge, Summit Co. 7196

Scientific Name Trifolium pratense USDA PLANTS Symbol TRPR2
Common Name Red Clover ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 26313
Family Fabaceae (Pea) SEINet
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Description 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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Colorado Status:
Introduced

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