Page author: David Giblin
Trifolium subterraneum
burrowing clover, subterranean clover, subterranean trefoil

Distribution: Occurring west of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia to California; also in the southeastern U.S.

Habitat: Pastures, prairies, roadsides, lawns, fields, and other open disturbed areas at low elevations.

Flowers: April-June

Origin: Introduced from Europe

Growth Duration: Annual

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Pollination: Bumblebees, bees, butterflies, flies


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Accepted Name:
Trifolium subterraneum L.
Publication: Sp. Pl. 2: 767. 1753.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
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Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Trifolium subterraneum in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Trifolium subterraneum checklist entry.

OregonFlora: Trifolium subterraneum information.

E-Flora BC: Trifolium subterraneum atlas page.

CalPhotos: Trifolium subterraneum photos.

USDA Plants: Trifolium subterraneum information.

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