Buffalo Clover (Trifolium reflexum)
NATIVE. Growing in patches on sunny hillsides at the edge of a dense mixed hardwood/coniferous forest in NW Georgia (Gordon County), US. May 10-May 27, 2018.
Trifolium reflexum is a rare native clover which is globally (G3G4) and locally (S3) vulnerable. Its numbers have plummeted in the past 200 years, possibly due to fire suppression.
''Trifolium reflexum'', the buffalo clover, is a species of clover native to the Eastern United States. It is found in areas of natural openings including woodlands, glades, and prairies, often in acidic areas. It is an annual or biennial that produces white to dark pink flowers in the late spring.
Like many native clovers of the Eastern United States, ''Trifolium reflexums populations have declined considerably in the past 200 years. For this species, fire suppression is indicated as.. more