A collection of flora from the pacific wonderland.

Posts tagged “clover

Big-Head Clover (Trifolium macrocephalum)

Grassy Knoll Trail, Columbia Gorge, WA, 5/2013.

Grassy Knoll Trail, Columbia Gorge, WA, 5/2013.

The palmately divided leaves, looking much like those of the lupine, are a giveaway that it’s in the pea family.  It’s underground rhizome roots can result in a large area covered with the small blooms.  The most showy of the clovers, it differs from other trifolium by locating only in thin dry gravelly soil.  (more…)