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Strawberry-head Clover - Trifolium fragiferum
Other Names:  Strawberry Clover

Non-native Species

Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SNA

Agency Status
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 0

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General Description
Stoloniferous perennial. Stems prostrate, rooting at the nodes, 5–40 cm. Herbage glabrate. Leaflets obovate, 1–2 cm long, serrulate with retuse tips; stipules 10–15 mm long, membranous, acuminate. Racemes axillary, globose, ca. 1 cm wide in flower, 20 mm wide in fruit, involucrate, long-pedunculate. Flowers pink, 4–6 mm long; calyx villous, becoming inflated and veiny; sepals linear, 2–3 mm long. Legume ca. 2 mm long, 1-seeded (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range

Range Comments
Introduced to western U.S.; native to Eurasia (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 7

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Strawberry-head Clover — Trifolium fragiferum.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from