Clover (3)

Trifolium repens

White Clover
Trifolium repens

Family: Pea (Fabaceae)
AKA: White Dutch Clover
Photo taken on: July 8, 2004
Location: Lower Loop, Crested Butte, GV, CO
Life Zones: Plains to montane
Habitat: Meadows and roadsides

Grows to 6" with runners that take root. Leaflets are round to oval and toothed, and marked with a chevron. Flowers are white or tannish on leafless stalks. Escaped from cultivation.

Trifolium hybridum

Alsike Clover
Trifolium hybridum

Family: Pea (Fabaceae)
AKA:
Photo taken on: June 25, 2005
Location: Brush Creek, GV, CO
Life Zones: Plains to montane
Habitat: Moist meadows and roadsides

Grows 2ft high with long-stalked oval leaflets. There are no markings on the leaves. Flowers usually touched with pale pink. Also an escapee from cultivation.

Trifolium gymnocarpon

Hollyleaf Clover
Trifolium gymnocarpon

Family: Pea (Fabaceae)
AKA:
Photo taken on: June 7, 2008
Location: Almont, CO
Life Zones: Foothills to montane
Habitat: Openings and roadsides

Grows very low to the ground in patches of many plants. Leaflets are thick and hairy with serrated edges.

White/Cream Round Clusters