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White Clover - Trifolium repens

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
Stoloniferous perennial. Stems prostrate to ascending, 5–60 cm. Herbage glabrate. Leaflets obovate, 5–30 mm long, serrulate with rounded to retuse tips; stipules 3–10 mm long, united most of their length. Racemes axillary, globose, 15–25 mm wide, not involucrate, long-pedunculate, longer than the leaves. Flowers white to pink, 5–10 mm long; calyx with purple sinuses, sparsely hairy at the base; sepals linear, 1–3 mm long, the upper longer. Legume 3–5 mm long with 3 or 4 seeds (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Unknown/Undetermined
 


Range Comments
Introduced for a cover crop or forage throughout temperate N. America; native to Eurasia (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 98

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Habitat
Meadows, moist grasslands, roadsides, fields; plains, valleys, rarely subalpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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