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Trifolium beckwithii
Scientific classification
Genus:
Trifolium
Species:
beckwithii

Trifolium beckwithii is a species of clover known by the common name Beckwith's clover.

Distribution

It is native to the western United States, from northeastern California, Oregon, Nevada and Utah in the Great Basin region, to Montana and into South Dakota.

Habitats include yellow pine forest, red fir forest, mountain meadows, and wetland−riparian areas.

Description

Trifolium beckwithii is a perennial herb growing upright in form. Most of the leaves are basal, except for one pair growing higher on the stem. The leaf is made up of oval leaflets up to 4 centimeters long and the stipules are large.

The inflorescence is a head of flowers 2 to 3 centimeters wide. The flower corolla is pink, purplish, or bicolored. The flowers droop on the head as they age.

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