Saw several of these budding grass/flower heads (?) in the grassland off-road, west of Bechtel House.
T. Gosliner, S. Whelan, M. Hannibal, S. Imazumi
Collection No. 13244: A. Willians, F. Leist, R. Brostrom, S. Tsiu, W. Dreskin; fruiting, 11-100 plants, roadside, sprawling, fuzzy; outside collection spot, in quarry itself
Deep red or purple
Flowers in a head
Leaves palmately compound
Clover (Trifolium), or trefoil, is a genus of about 300 species of plants in the pea family Fabaceae. The genus has a cosmopolitan distribution; the highest diversity is found in the temperate Northern Hemisphere, but many species also occur in South America and Africa, including at high altitudes on mountains in the tropics. They are small annual, biennial, or short-lived perennial herbaceous plants. The leaves are trifoliate (rarely 5- or 7-foliate), with stipules adnate to the...