Taxon  Report   8047 
Trifolium amoenum  E. Greene
Showy indian clover
Trifolium amoenum
© 1997 Doreen L. Smith
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Trifolium amoenum
© 2013 Neal Kramer
Trifolium amoenum
© 2009 Doreen L. Smith
Trifolium amoenum, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California and is endemic (limited) to California.
It is included in the CNPS Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants on list 1B.1 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   7th Edition  /  8th Edition

It is listed by the Federal Government as Endangered .

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Trifolium amoenum
© 2010 Robert Steers/NPS
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Trifolium
Valley Grassland, wetland-riparian
Wetlands:Usually occurs in wetlands, but occasionally found in non wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
AFFINITY to serpentine soil:   1.3 (weak indicator / indifferent)   [Safford et al 2005]
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + CNPS + PLANTS + JM93
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 23, 2016).

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