[Clovers: The Genus Trifolium West 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.

Paul Slichter