Trifolium pratense
Meadow Clover (alien)
Fabaceae or Pea Family
12-36 inches tall - bright magenta
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.
10,000' - Peak 7 Area - Summit County, CO
Photos by Jane Hendrix