Taxon  Report   8095    
Trifolium macrocephalum  (Pursh) Poir.
Big headed clover,  Largehead clover
Trifolium macrocephalum
© 2009 Gary A. Monroe
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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, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Trifolium macrocephalum
© 2008 Christopher L. Christie
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Trifolium
Communities: Sagebrush Scrub, Northern Juniper Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Habitat: slopes

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Lupinaster macrocephalus
PLANTS: Trifolium macrocephalum var. caeruleomontanum
More information about  Trifolium macrocephalum
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 23, 2019).