Springbank Clover

Trifolium wormskjoldii
  • Hul’qumi’num Name: tkwla’i’shen
  • Description: Low-growing perennial herb with tripart leaves and juicy rhizomes. Pink clover flowers appear in mid-summer.
  • Habitat: Estuaries, seeps, riverbanks, and moist soils.
  • Harvest: The long, spaghetti-like rhizomes can be harvested in fall.
  • Edibility: The rhizomes are like bean sprouts – crunchy and refreshing.
  • Fun Fact: The rhizomes were traditionally stored and eaten with the long brown roots of Pacific silverweed. They were dried, bundled, and stored for winter meals.

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