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Trifolium wormskioldii Lehm.
cows clover

General Information
Symbol: TRWO
Group: Dicot
Family: Fabaceae
Duration: Annual
Growth Habit: Forb/herb
Native Status: AK   N?
L48   N
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Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Navassa Island NAV    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM    North America NA   


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Tracey Slotta. Provided by ARS Systematic Botany and Mycology Laboratory. United States. Usage Requirements.

William & Wilma Follette. USDA NRCS. 1992. Western wetland flora: Field office guide to plant species. West Region, Sacramento. Provided by USDA NRCS Wetland Science Institute (WSI). Usage Requirements.

Brother Alfred Brousseau. Provided by St. Mary's College of California. ©St. Mary's College of California. Usage Requirements.

Steve Hurst. Provided by ARS Systematic Botany and Mycology Laboratory. United States, TX. Usage Requirements.

USDA NRCS. Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide to plant species. USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. Provided by NRCS National Wetland Team. Usage Requirements.



Symbol Scientific Name
LUWO2 Lupinaster wormskioldii (Lehm.) C. Presl
TRFE2 Trifolium fendleri Greene
TRFI2 Trifolium fimbriatum Lindl.
TRHE3 Trifolium heterodon Torr. & A. Gray
TRINF Trifolium involucratum Ortega var. fendleri (Greene) McDermott
TRINF2 Trifolium involucratum Ortega var. fimbriatum (Lindl.) McDermott
TRINH Trifolium involucratum Ortega var. heterodon (Torr. & A. Gray) S. Watson
TRINK Trifolium involucratum Ortega var. kennedianum McDermott
TRKE Trifolium kennedianum (McDermott) A. Nelson & J.F. Macbr.
TRSP6 Trifolium spinulosum Douglas ex Hook.
TRWIF Trifolium willdenovii Spreng. var. fimbriatum (Lindl.) Ewan
TRWIK Trifolium willdenovii Spreng. var. kennedianum (McDermott) Ewan
TRWOF Trifolium wormskioldii Lehm. var. fimbriatum (Lindl.) Jeps.
TRWOK Trifolium wormskioldii Lehm. var. kennedianum (McDermott) Jeps.


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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Rosidae
Order Fabales
Family Fabaceae ⁄ Leguminosae – Pea family
Genus Trifolium L. – clover
Species Trifolium wormskioldii Lehm. – cows clover

Subordinate Taxa

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Legal Status

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status

North America
Alaska FAC
Arid West FACW
Great Plains FACW
Western Mountains, Valleys, and Coast FACW



Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds


Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds

Description of Values

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