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)