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Trifolium eriocephalum
Scientific classification
Genus:
Trifolium
Species:
eriocephalum

Trifolium eriocephalum is a species of clover known by the common name woollyhead clover or hairy head clover.

Distribution

The plant is native to the Northwestern United States, and to California, Nevada, and Utah.

It is a common plant of several types of habitat, including Coast redwood forest, coastal prairie, mixed evergreen forest, and yellow pine forest.

Description

Trifolium eriocephalum is a hairy perennial herb producing an upright, unbranched stem. The leaves are made up of oval leaflets up to 4 centimeters long.

The inflorescence is a head of flowers up to 3 centimeters long with flowers spreading and soon drooping. The flower has a densely hairy, tubular calyx of sepals with long, narrow linear lobes that may bend outward. The white or yellowish corolla may be up to 1.4 centimeters long.

Subspecies

  • Trifolium eriocephalum ssp. cusickii — Cusick's clover, Great Basin region.
  • Trifolium eriocephalum ssp. eriocephalum
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