Trifolium parryi
Parry's Clover
Fabaceae or Pea Family
2-4 inches tall - purplish - heads turn brown with age
Clover (of any species) is a great soil-enricher and conditioner. Its symbiotic root bacteria produce fertilizing nitrates from free nitrogen gas and its deep taproots break up compacted soils.
11,800' - Continental Divide - Summit County, CO
Photos by Jane Hendrix