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Trifolium fucatum Lindl.
Synonym(s): Trifolium flavulum, Trifolium fucatum var. gambelii, Trifolium fucatum var. virescens, Trifolium gambelii
USDA Symbol: TRFU
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
A Clover with several stout, hollow stems that may lean or lie on the ground, and usually swollen pea-flowers, clustered in heads.
The enlargement of the corolla into a papery bladder is unusual, but occurs also in two other species that have smaller flowers, Bladder Campion (T. amplectens) and Balloon Clover (T. depanpuratum).
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Annual Habit: Herb Flower:
Bloom InformationBloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
, WA Native Distribution:
Southern Oregon and most of California. Native Habitat:
Grassy slopes, roadsides, moist fields, and somewhat brackish areas.
National Wetland Indicator Status
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Native Seed Network
- Corvallis, OR
Record Last Modified: 2011-01-04
Research By: TWC Staff