Taxon: Trifolium wormskioldii Lehm.

Genus: Trifolium
  Subgenus: Trifolium
    Section: Involucrarium
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
  Subfamily: Faboideae
      Tribe: Trifolieae
Nomen number: 40403
Place of publication: Sem. hort. bot. hamburg. 1825:17. 1825
Name Verified on: 26-Mar-2007 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 25-Jun-2012
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6)
Accessions: 39 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

  • coast clover  (Source: Clovers) - English
  • cow clover  (Source: Intermt F) - English
  • sand clover  (Source: Clovers) - English
  • seaside clover  (Source: World Econ Pl) - English
  • springbank clover  (Source: BSBI) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide F CalifJep)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • Northern Mexico: Mexico - San Luis Potosi, - Tamaulipas, - Baja Norte
    • Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Colorado, - Idaho, - Oregon, - Washington, - Wyoming
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - New Mexico, - Texas
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona, - California, - Nevada, - Utah
    • Western Canada: Canada - British Columbia

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.


  • Botanical Society of the British Isles BSBI taxon database (on-line resource). (BSBI)
  • Cronquist, A. et al. Intermountain flora. 1972- (Intermt F)
  • Gillett, J. M. 1980. Taxonomy of Trifolium (Leguminosae). V. The perennial species of section Involucrarium Canad. J. Bot. 58:1436.
  • Gillett, J. M. & N. L. Taylor (M. Collins ed.) The world of clovers. 2001 (Clovers) 456.
  • Hickman, J. C., ed. The Jepson manual: higher plants of California. 1993 (F CalifJep)
  • Hitchcock, C. L. et al. Vascular plants of the Pacific Northwest. 1955-1969 (F Pacif NW)
  • Markle, G. M. et al., eds. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2. 1998 (Food Feed Crops US)
  • Martin, W. C. & C. R. Hutchins A flora of New Mexico. 1980 (F New Mex)
  • Moerman, D. Native American ethnobotany, ed. 5. 1998 (Nat Amer Ethnobot)
  • Wiggins, I. L. Flora of Baja California. 1980 (F Baja)
  • Zohary, M. & D. Heller 1984. The genus Trifolium. 1984 (Trifolium) 561.


Check other web resources for Trifolium wormskioldii Lehm. :


  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image