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Dwarf Sack Clover (Trifolium depauperatum var. depauperatum)

Today’s plant of the day is Dwarf Sack Clover, Trifolium depauperatum var. depauperatum! This TINY annual can be found around the vernal pools along Howard Ranch Trail at Rancho Seco Park. In order to spot these beauties, you’ll have to get on hands and knees! They are often scattered throughout the wetlands, grasslands, and can even grow along the road.  They support an array of butterflies and moths, including Greenish Blue, Shasta Blue, and Gray Hairstreak.