Trifolium trichocalyx

Monterey Clover

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A small annual plant in the pea family. The species is only known to occur in a 206-acre area in the central portion of the Monterey Peninsula. The species is a classic fire follower, taking advantage of reduced forest cover that allows a significantly higher proportion of light to reach the herbaceous ground cover for the first few years after a fire.

Scientific Name

Trifolium trichocalyx
Common Name
Monterey clover
Coastal dunes milk-vetch
FWS Category
Flowering Plants

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