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Friday, May 31, 2013

Trifolium wormskioldii

Close-up of Cow Clover (Trifolium wormskioldii) 


These clovers were photographed along Westshore Road between Owl Canyon and Campbell Cove on 31 May 2013 .  Here are two more views of this striking, large, native clover (sometimes called the Coast Clover or Springbank Clover).



According to Wikipedia, this species was named after a Danish botanist, Morten Wormskjold.  He participated in an 1815 Russian expedition aboard the Rurik commanded by Otto von Kotzebue.  Other famous naturalists on this expedition included Adelbert von Chamisso and Johann Friedrich von Eschscholtz.

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