Trifolium willdenowii

Tomcat Clover

Prostrate or erect annual. Leaves on stems, stipules at base with bristles on upper edge. Leaflets 1/2–2 in., linear to egg-shaped. Flower head tiny to 1 in. wide, with many flowers except on smallest plants, supported by partly fused bracts with sharp tips. Flower pink-purple or deep red with white tip. Grows on soils heavy and wet in spring, sometimes with serpentine rock, below 5000 ft.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: Early Spring-Mid Summer
  • Life Cycle: Annual
  • Height: 4--8 inches
  • Habitat: Vernal Wet, Meadow
  • Found In: Siskiyous, East Gorge
  • Native: Yes

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