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Dwarf clover

Trifolium nanum

Description:

The smallest clover species in North America, typically found only above 11,000 feet (3,350 meters). It is one of the tundra's cushion plants that grows low to the ground to protect itself from the cold and has roots extending as far as five feet into the ground (1.5 meters).

Habitat:

Alpine tundra area at almost 14,000 feet (4,270 meters).

Notes:

Pictures taken with an iPhone 5.

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Spotted on Jul 4, 2017
Submitted on Jul 11, 2017

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