Fabaceae
Trifolium wormskioldii

Cow's Clover

Decumbent to ascending stems. Leaves mostly basal, few alternate on stem, palmately divided, three 1 in. long leaflets, oval, finely toothed. Flower head about 1 in. wide with many flowers, supported by base of flat, fused, sharp-tipped bracts. Flowers pale to dark purple with white tips. Grows in moist to marshy places, beaches to mountain meadows. Form found at higher altitudes has much smaller flowers.

  • Rarity: Common
  • Flowering Time: Early Summer
  • Life Cycle: Annual
  • Height: 4--12 inches
  • Habitat: Coastal, Subalpine, Meadow
  • Found In: Olympic NP
  • Native: Yes