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Long-stalk Clover - Trifolium longipes


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4S5

Agency Status
USFWS:
USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 6

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General Description
Rhizomatous perennial from a branched caudex. Stems ascending, 5–30 cm. Herbage pubescent. Leaflets narrowly lanceolate to elliptic, denticulate, 2–6 cm long; stipules lanceolate, 1–3 cm long. Racemes globose, axillary and terminal, 1–3 cm long, long-peduncled, non-involucrate. Flowers becoming reflexed, white to purple, 11–15 mm long; calyx villous; sepals linear, 4–6 mm long. Legume short-stipitate, with 1 to 4 seeds (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Our plants are variety reflexum A. Nelson.

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
BC, MT south to CA, UT and CO (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 42

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Habitat
Moist meadows, woodlands, often along streams, wetlands; valleys to subalpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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