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Trifolium reflexum

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Description

Buffalo Clover is a native perennial in the bean family. 

Habitat: Open woodlands, woodland edges, dry shaly places

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#native perennial#NC native#larval host plant#food source summer#food source herbage#bird friendly#food source hard mast fruit#mammals#butterfly friendly#audubon
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#native perennial#NC native#larval host plant#food source summer#food source herbage#bird friendly#food source hard mast fruit#mammals#butterfly friendly#audubon
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Trifolium
    Species:
    reflexum
    Family:
    Fabaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Biennial
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Central and eastern U.S.A.
    Wildlife Value:
    This is a larval host plant for butterflies.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Perennial
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Occasionally Dry
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Piedmont
  • Fruit:
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Summer
    Fruit Description:
    Fruits display from May to July.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    White
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Description:
    Pink and white flowers bloom from April to May.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Native Garden
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Small Mammals
    Songbirds