I"ve been an amateur botanist since circa 1997 with a special interest in California native plants. A corollary passion of mine is birding and, like many fellow birders, I keep a Life List of all the bird species that I've observed in my lifetime. So I thought, why not also create a life list for plants I've seen in the field? In addition to California natives, I've also included a smaller list of plants that I've observed and photographed in their native habitats outside of the U.S.
Friday, June 16, 2017
Trifolium repens (White Clover) - SW Wales, England, UK
6/4/17 Bible College of Wales, Swansea, SW coast of Wales, UK
6/11/17 Stonehenge, Wiltshire, S. England
6/11/17 Stonehenge, Wiltshire, S. England 6/11/17 Stonehenge, Wiltshire, S. England
From Wildflowers of Britain & Northern Europe by Andrew Cleave & Paul Sterry:
Description:Creeping, hairless perennial herb. Leaves are trefoil, the individual rounded leaflets having a whitish crescent pattern across the center and translucent cross veins. Flowers may occasionally be pink or purple.
Flowering period: May-October
Habitat: Wide range of grassland, especially where there is grazing or trampling, and avoiding only the most waterlogged or acidic conditions. Widespread and common, but scarce at high altitudes.