Calflora
Taxon  Report   8110    
Trifolium wormskioldii  Lehm.
Coast clover,  Cow clover, Cows clover, Springbank clover
Trifolium wormskioldii
© 2009 Dr. Mark S. Brunell
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Trifolium wormskioldii
© 2015 James Gonsman
Trifolium wormskioldii
© 2018 Emily Allen
Trifolium wormskioldii, 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 wormskioldii
© 2015 James Gonsman
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Trifolium
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities), wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Lupinaster wormskioldii
PLANTS: Trifolium wormskioldii var. kennedianum
PLANTS: Trifolium wormskioldii var. fimbriatum
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More information about  Trifolium wormskioldii
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (TRWO)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 17, 2018).