Taxon  Report   8095 
Trifolium macrocephalum  (Pursh) Poir.
Big headed clover,  Largehead clover
Trifolium macrocephalum
© 2008 Christopher L. Christie
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Trifolium macrocephalum
© 2009 Matt Below
Trifolium macrocephalum
© 2008 Steve Matson
Trifolium macrocephalum, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Trifolium macrocephalum
© 2009 Gary A. Monroe
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Trifolium
Sagebrush Scrub, Northern Juniper Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest
Habitat: slopes
Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
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Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Lupinaster macrocephalus
PLANTS: Trifolium macrocephalum var. caeruleomontanum
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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Jul 20, 2018).

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