Clover, Tom Cat;  Trifolium willdenovii

Late Bloomer.  Reddish-purple flower heads, white-tipped, spread as they ageClovers are food source for several butterflies.

Notes:  Pea family, formerly T. tridentatum.  Very common, often creating masses of red-purple in damp, grassy areas.  Sometimes a small plant but often with stems up to 2 feet.  Carl Willdenow was the director of the Berlin Botanical Garden in the early 19th century.  The USDA lists this plant only under the alternate spelling below:

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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 willdenowii Spreng. -- tomcat clover

Clover, Tom Cat  (Trifolium willdenovii),  total span about 1 inch