Trifolium variegatum

White-Top Clover

Prostrate to erect, tiny to robust, generally hairless. Leaves on stems divided palmately to 3 oblong leaflets, coarsely toothed. Stipules at leaf axil sharply toothed. Flower head base has many long needle-like spines supporting upward-pointing flowers. Flowers deep purple or pink, changing to pale pink or white near tip. Grows in wet to vernal-wet soils in meadows, open ground.

  • Rarity: Common
  • Flowering Time: Early Summer
  • Life Cycle: Annual
  • Height: 4--14 inches
  • Habitat: Meadow
  • Found In: Siskiyous, Olympic Np, East Gorge
  • Native: Yes