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Alsike Clover - Trifolium hybridum

Exotic Species (not native to Montana)

Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SNA

Agency Status
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BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 0

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General Description
Short-lived perennial. Stems prostrate to ascending, 15–50 cm. Herbage glabrate. Leaflets ovate, 1–3 cm long, serrulate with rounded to retuse tips; stipules 5–20 mm long, acuminate, membranous below. Racemes axillary, globose, 15–25 mm wide, non-involucrate, shorter or longer than the leaves. Flowers white to pink, 5–10 mm long; calyx glabrous but sparsely ciliate in the sinuses; sepals linear, 1–2 mm long. Legume short-stipitate. 3–4 mm long with 2 to 4 seeds (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Unknown/Undetermined
 


Range Comments
Introduced for forage to most of temperate N. America; native of Europe (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 6

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Alsike Clover — Trifolium hybridum.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from