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White Clover
Scientific Name: Trifolium repens L.
Family: Fabaceae
White Clover (Trifolium  repens)
Trifolium repens, Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 2: 358.
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: All zones
USDA: 4-10

Sun Exposure: Full sun to part sun

Origin: Europe

Growth Habits: Short-lived, herbaceous perennial with prostrate stems rooting at the nodes; compound leaves with 3 leaflets, 0.5 to 1 inch long (12-25 mm)

Watering Needs: Moderate water when established, prefers neutral soils

Propagation: Seeds

The white clover has naturalized in most of the USA, and is listed as invasive in several states.

Trifolium repens, Bilder ur Nordens Flora, courtesy of project Runeberg

Blooming Habits:
White or greenish flowers in loose heads, attracting the bees, from late spring to fall.

Fruiting Habits:

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