[Clovers: The Genus Trifolium East of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington]

Hansen's Clover, Long-stalked Clover

Trifolium longipes var. hansenii

Synonyms: Trifolium hansenii, Trifolium longipes ssp. hansenii, Trifolium longipes var. nevadense

Hansen's Clover, Long-stalked Clover: Trifolium longipes var. hansenii (Synonyms: Trifolium hansenii, Trifolium longipes ssp. hansenii, Trifolium longipes var. nevadense)

Hansen's clover as seen in a moist swale where snow lays late into the season along the North Loop Road (Steens Mt.), about one mile downhill from the Kiger Gorge Overlook.......August 31, 2011.

Close-up of the inflorescence of Hansen's Clover, Long-stalked Clover: Trifolium longipes var. hansenii (Synonyms: Trifolium hansenii, Trifolium longipes ssp. hansenii, Trifolium longipes var. nevadense) - Close-up of the inflorescence and a stem leaf of Hansen's Clover, Long-stalked Clover: Trifolium longipes var. hansenii (Synonyms: Trifolium hansenii, Trifolium longipes ssp. hansenii, Trifolium longipes var. nevadense) - Close-up of the inflorescence of Hansen's Clover, Long-stalked Clover: Trifolium longipes var. hansenii (Synonyms: Trifolium hansenii, Trifolium longipes ssp. hansenii, Trifolium longipes var. nevadense)

Leaf of Hansen's Clover, Long-stalked Clover: Trifolium longipes var. hansenii (Synonyms: Trifolium hansenii, Trifolium longipes ssp. hansenii, Trifolium longipes var. nevadense) - Leaf of Hansen's Clover, Long-stalked Clover: Trifolium longipes var. hansenii (Synonyms: Trifolium hansenii, Trifolium longipes ssp. hansenii, Trifolium longipes var. nevadense) - Close-up sideview of a flower of Hansen's Clover, Long-stalked Clover: Trifolium longipes var. hansenii (Synonyms: Trifolium hansenii, Trifolium longipes ssp. hansenii, Trifolium longipes var. nevadense)

Additional close-up photos of Hansen's clover as seen in a moist swale where snow lays late into the season along the North Loop Road (Steens Mt.), about one mile downhill from the Kiger Gorge Overlook.........August 31, 2011. The flowers of this variety tend to be white or cream in color, sometimes with a small amount of purple or red in the corolla and the leaves generally are at least three times longer than wide, although it is wise to look at many of the leaves as some (as seen above) may be shorter and wider than that ratio.

Hansen's Clover, Long-stalked Clover: Trifolium longipes var. hansenii (Synonyms: Trifolium hansenii, Trifolium longipes ssp. hansenii, Trifolium longipes var. nevadense) - Hansen's Clover, Long-stalked Clover: Trifolium longipes var. hansenii (Synonyms: Trifolium hansenii, Trifolium longipes ssp. hansenii, Trifolium longipes var. nevadense) - Hansen's Clover, Long-stalked Clover: Trifolium longipes var. hansenii (Synonyms: Trifolium hansenii, Trifolium longipes ssp. hansenii, Trifolium longipes var. nevadense)

What apears to be Hansen's clover as seen in Summit Prairie, Malheur National Forest.........May 28, 2014. The heads have a reddish hue reminiscent to var. multiviolatum (which could be in the area, althouth the heads are solitary per plant and leaflets appear to be more than 3 times longer than wide, suggesting var. hansenii.

Stem leaves of Hansen's Clover, Long-stalked Clover: Trifolium longipes var. hansenii (Synonyms: Trifolium hansenii, Trifolium longipes ssp. hansenii, Trifolium longipes var. nevadense) - Inflorescence of Hansen's Clover, Long-stalked Clover: Trifolium longipes var. hansenii (Synonyms: Trifolium hansenii, Trifolium longipes ssp. hansenii, Trifolium longipes var. nevadense) - Hansen's Clover, Long-stalked Clover: Trifolium longipes var. hansenii (Synonyms: Trifolium hansenii, Trifolium longipes ssp. hansenii, Trifolium longipes var. nevadense)

Hansen's clover as seen in moist meadows west of FS Road #4215 in Antler Prairie, Ochoco National Forest...........May 27, 2016.

Hansen's Clover, Long-stalked Clover: Trifolium longipes var. hansenii (Synonyms: Trifolium hansenii, Trifolium longipes ssp. hansenii, Trifolium longipes var. nevadense) - Hansen's Clover, Long-stalked Clover: Trifolium longipes var. hansenii (Synonyms: Trifolium hansenii, Trifolium longipes ssp. hansenii, Trifolium longipes var. nevadense)

Hansen's clover as seen at left in vernally moist swales along FS Road #3142 in southern Thompson Valley, Fremont National Forest.........May 19, 2016.The photo at right shows Hansen's clover blooming in moist meadows along Indian Creek, northwest corner of Big Summit Prairie, Ochoco National Forest........May 13, 2018.

Hansen's Clover, Long-stalked Clover: Trifolium longipes var. hansenii (Synonyms: Trifolium hansenii, Trifolium longipes ssp. hansenii, Trifolium longipes var. nevadense)

Hansen's clover blooming in moist meadows along Indian Creek at the northwest corner of Big Summit Prairie, Ochoco National Forest.......June 3, 2018.

Paul Slichter