Taxon  Report   8108 
Trifolium variegatum  Nutt.
Variegated clover,  White tipped clover, Whitetip clover
Trifolium variegatum
© 2011 Dylan Neubauer
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Trifolium variegatum
© 2004 Carol W. Witham
Trifolium variegatum
© 2013 Zoya Akulova
Trifolium variegatum, a dicot, is an annual 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 variegatum
© 2004 Carol W. Witham
Northern Coastal Scrub, Closed-cone Pine Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Coastal Prairie, wetland-riparian
Habitat: meadows
Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
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Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Trifolium appendiculatum
PLANTS: Trifolium geminiflorum
PLANTS: Trifolium melananthum
PLANTS: Trifolium trilobatum
PLANTS: Trifolium variegatum var. melananthum
PLANTS: Trifolium variegatum var. rostratum
PLANTS: Trifolium variegatum var. trilobatum
More information about  Trifolium variegatum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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 18, 2018).

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