Taxon  Report   8109    
Trifolium willdenovii  Spreng.
Tomcat clover
Trifolium willdenovii
© 2018 Stacie Wolny
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Trifolium willdenovii
© 2004 Carol W. Witham
Trifolium willdenovii
© 2004 Carol W. Witham
Trifolium willdenovii, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Trifolium willdenovii
© 2018 Stacie Wolny
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Trifolium
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities)

Arid West: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Serpentine affinity: 1.3; (weak indicator / indifferent)

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Trifolium tridentatum var. aciculare
ICPN + PLANTS: Trifolium tridentatum
PLANTS: Trifolium willdenowii
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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 18, 2019).