clover, white

COMMON NAME: Clover, white
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Trifolium repens
FAMILY: Fabaceae
LIFECYCLE: Perennial
FEATURES: Rhizomatous perennial. Trifoliate leaves with distinct white watermarking. Flower heads
globe-shaped, white with >20 individual flowers. Easily mistaken as ball clover which is
not rhizomatous.
DESCRIPTION: More prominent in spring and fall, with greatest flower numbers in spring. Tends to die back
due to hot summers in the southeastern U.S. Difficult to distinguish between ball clover
(a creeping annual) and white clover (a creeping perennial).

Leaf General leaf

Leaf
General leaf

Broad View White clover infested turfgrass.

Broad View
White clover infested turfgrass.

Flower / Seed Head Flower close up

Flower / Seed Head
Flower close up