Taxon  Report   8104    
Trifolium pratense  L.
Red clover
Trifolium pratense
© Nick Kurzenko
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Trifolium pratense
© 2014 Monty Rickard
Trifolium pratense
© 2001 Nick Kurzenko
Trifolium pratense, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Trifolium pratense
© 2007 Louis-M. Landry
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Trifolium
Communities: escaped cultivar

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Trifolium pratense var. frigidum
PLANTS: Trifolium pratense var. sativum
More information about  Trifolium pratense
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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 21, 2019).