Buffalo Clover (Trifolium reflexum)
My favorite clover. This patch was found growing alongside a forested trail near our land.
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.