Did you guess clovers (Trifolium spp.)? Do you know how many species of clovers have been documented on Bodega Head?
Answer: 21 species of Trifolium have been recorded so far. Can you guess how many are native vs. introduced?
Answer: 10 native, 11 introduced. What habitats are they found in?
Most of the native species are found in grasslands or coastal prairie on the outer portion of Bodega Head. A few are found in wet seeps along coastal bluffs. Most of the introduced species are found in disturbed areas such as roadsides and around buildings.
It's a little too early to find clovers in bloom, but I'll post some more photos as they start to flower. Meanwhile, here's another image — look for evidence of herbivory!
P.S. This post was inspired not only by this spectacular group of plants, but also by a certain Boston sports team coming to town on Friday night. We're off to see them play in Sacramento — Go Celtics!