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Trifolium parryi
Fabaceae (Pea Family)

Subalpine, alpine. Openings. Summer.

Trifolium parryi is common, sometimes scattered and sometimes in dense colonies in moist subalpine and tundra. Flower stalks are leafless and erect; flowers are considerably above the leaves and commonly solitary. Flower color ranges through pinks and lavender/purples.

Linnaeus named this genus in 1753 and in 1862 Asa Gray named this species for Charles Parry, who collected it "On high alpine grassy slopes" at the head-waters of South Clear Creek, east of Middle Park. (Intermountain Flora)