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Rabbit's Foot Clover

Rabbit's Foot Clover
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Copyright: Lori Cannon (LCannon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 137 N: 804] (3107)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-09
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Kodak Easyshare LS753
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-07-10 13:35
Viewed: 3094
Points: 8
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Julie and I decided to take an easier hike, only 2.4 miles on fairly level ground in the Tom McCall Nature Preserve at Rowena Crest, in the eastern Columbia Gorge, 11 miles east of Hood River, Oregon.

There were fields full of all sorts of flowers and grasses, unfortunately the spring wildflower show was over, but we still found many beautiful and interesting things to photograph. Such as this cute little plant, the Rabbit's Foot Clover.

Rabbit-foot Clover (Trifolium arvense)Family: Pea (Fabaceae)

An erect annual with soft, hairy herbage. One to several branched stems arise from 10-40 cm high. The leaves are compound ternate (3 leaflets) with individual leaflets ranging from 8-25 mm long and linear-oblanceolate in shape.

The flower heads range from 5-25 mm long and 10-13 mm wide (See above photo.) and contain many flowers. The flowers measure 5-6 mm long with white or pale pink corollas. The teeth of the calyx are about twice as long as the tube. The fruit is a one-seeded legume.

Rabbit-foot clover is a weedy species introduced from Europe. It may be found in North America in the eastern portion of the continent. In the west it may be found west of the Cascade Mts. from British Columbia south to Oregon.

In the Columbia River Gorge, it may be found between the elevations of 100'-700' between Troutdale, OR in the west and Doug's Beach in the east.

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2005-07-10 14:01]

Interesting capture and well done on the composition and details. Well presented.


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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-07-10 17:21]

Lori, I love this plant. The edges of pink are so pretty. We have a similar plant that grows by some of our beaches called something like Hares' Tails, and I picked some 2 years ago and I still have them dried in a vase on my bench. They are not as pretty as your clover ones but they must be from the same family though. Well shown, I like it.

Hi Lori,

A excellent post on this pretty flowering clover. The color and detail are excellent. Perfect DOF and composition, Great supporting notes. Nice Work!

Wow, that turned out great. Mine did not turn out well at all. The focus is great and the composition looks great.

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