Trifolium fucatum Lindl.
Fabaceae (Pea Family)
Synonym(s): Trifolium flavulum, Trifolium fucatum var. gambelii, Trifolium fucatum var. virescens, Trifolium gambelii
USDA Symbol: trfu
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).
From the Image Gallery
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Yellow , Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
Bloom Notes: White to yellowish, sometimes with purple tips.
DistributionUSA: CA , MI , OR , WA
Native Distribution: Southern Oregon and most of California.
Native Habitat: Grassy slopes, roadsides, moist fields, and somewhat brackish areas.
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
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National Wetland Indicator Status
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Trifolium fucatum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Trifolium fucatum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Trifolium fucatum
MetadataRecord Modified: 2011-01-04
Research By: TWC Staff