Springbank Clover

Springbank Clover 

Common Name: 

Springbank Clover

Scientific Name: 

Trifolium wormskjoldiiLehm

Indigenous Name(s): 

Perennial clover, Wild clover, Marsh clover, Cows clover, Coast clover Springbank clover root – First Nation’s Names (Nancy Turner, personal communication):

Tlingit: tséit (“wild tubers”) (Thornton)

Haida (Massett, Alaska): ? xil laabs (M)

Haida (Skidegate): naaʔa (naa’a) (rhizomes); naa’a hlk’a’ii (naaʔa łq’aʔii) (plant)

Haisla: t’xwsus (roots); tqw’aas (plant) (introduced to Kitlope by Margaret and Stephen Siwallace of Bella Coola)

Heiltsuk: t’xwsús Oowekyala: t’xwsùs (clover roots)

Kwak’wala (Kwakwaka’wakw): t’əxwsús (clover); t’əkilakw (clover garden; root garden)

Nuu-chah-nulth: ʕaʕiits’u (rhizomes); ʕaʕiits’uqmapt (plant) (Hesquiaht); also used for Trifolium repens)

Ditidaht: naxuu (wild clover, variety); ʕeʕtsiy’

Makah:k’ooxtap ‘suck on it’ (reference to nectar in flowers)

Nuxalk (Salishan): t’xwsus (rhizomes); t’xwsususiixw (plant)

Straits Salish (Saanich): kwłáí’shən (Su51)

 

Botanical Description 

Current Distribution and Local Habitat(s) 

Ethnobotanical Application(s) 

UVic Campus Location(s): 

Reference(s) 

 

Project Status: 

Year: 

2017

Associated Projects: 

Image: 

Springbank Clover