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Twin Clover - Trifolium latifolium


Global Rank: G4
State Rank: S4?
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Though rare or uncommon in Montana, it appears to tolerate or prefer disturbance-based habitats. As such, its viability in the state does not appear to be at risk.
 
General Description
Rhizomatous perennial. Stems clustered, erect, 5–20 cm. Herbage glabrate to sparsely pubescent. Leaflets narrowly ovate to obovate, serrulate, 1–5 cm long; stipules lanceolate, 1–2 cm long. Racemes axillary and terminal, hemispheric, 2–3 cm wide, non-involucrate. Flowers pink, 12–16 mm long, ascending, becoming declined; calyx villous; sepals linear-lanceolate, 3–6 mm long. Legume strigose, 3–4 mm long with 1 to 2 seeds (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Phenology
Flowering in June.

Range Comments
Endemic to Lincoln and Sanders cosunties, eastern WA, adjacent ID and OR (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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Twin Clover — Trifolium latifolium.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from