Trifolium douglasii

Douglas's Clover

Stems several, erect, unbranched. Plant without hairs. Leaves with petioles mostly covered by appendage with fine teeth, divided, 3 leaflets, each 1 1/2–4 in. long. Flower heads bottlebrush-like, held atop long erect stalks. Heads without bracts, oval, about 1 1/4 in. thick and about twice as long, crowded with 50–200 reddish purple to purple flowers. Flowers 1/2–3/4 in., erect to spreading, each held in hairless toothed calyx. Seedpod usually bears 1 seed. Grows in wet meadows, streambanks, moist forests, at about 4000 ft.

  • Rarity: Rare
  • Flowering Time: Early Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 15--34 inches
  • Habitat: Meadow, East-Side Forest
  • Found In: Baker Co. Oregon,
  • Native: Yes