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Trifolium repens/White Clover

Trifolium repens / Trifolium repens
Common white flowering clover
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Common white flowering clover

Blooms over an extended period from early spring through mid summer

Flowers and foliage

Close-up image of buds, flowers, and spent flowers

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Scientific Name: Trifolium repens
Common Name: White Clover
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: Under 1 foot
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Spring, Summer
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: This plant can be both friend and foe. It can be a weed plant in maintained lawns and become so competitive that it crowds out the permanent turf. It is a valuable ground cover and soil building clover in open fields, on highway rights-of-way and other sunny locations. It tolerates a wide range of soil conditions, but does not do well in wet soils. The white flowers are fragrant and are used by children to make clover flower chains. Clover seeds are often included in wildflower mixes.