Clover, Rosy;  Trifolium hirtum

Mid Bloomer.  Pinkish flower heads, hairy stems and leaves, 3-leafed.  A weedy plant found in disturbed places.

Notes:  Pea family.  Only the bumble bee’s tongue is long enough and shaped to reach the well of the flower (T. pretense).  Some clovers are edible.  Leaves used for blood disorders.  Rosy Clover contains estrogen-like compounds.  It was  also used for liver ailments and memory.  There are many species of clover.  The Maidu boiled greens in saltwater (overeating can cause stomach bloat).  Birds can eat foliage and seeds.  Also a food source for squirrels, deer and several species of butterflies.  It was used as a folk medicine for colds and coughs.  Rosy Clover can be used as a substitute for Pekoe tea.

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Kingdom Plantae -- Plants
    Subkingdom Tracheobionta -- Vascular plants
        Superdivision Spermatophyta -- Seed plants
            Division Magnoliophyta -- Flowering plants
                Class Magnoliopsida -- Dicotyledons
                    Subclass Rosidae
                        Order Fabales
                            Family Fabaceae -- Pea family
                                Genus Trifolium L. -- clover
                                    Species Trifolium hirtum All. -- rose clover

Clover, Rosy  (Trifolium hirtum)