White Clover

Trifolium repens

White Clover Trifolium repens flower

Also called ‘Dutch Clover’, it is a herbaceous perennial plant which spreads by means of rooting runners. The leaves are composed of three oval leaflets which have a whitish V-shaped band, which may not always be evident. The ball-shaped cluster flower head is composed of rounded peaflowers which are white or cream, with the lower flowers drooping down below and fanning out slightly.

White Clover Trifolium repens

It flowers June to September. Found in pastures, roadside verges, meadows, garden lawns and other grassy habitats. Abundant and widespread throughout.

White Clover Trifolium repens leaf

White Clover is an important source of pollen for bees, butterflies and other insects.


June 2012, local field, Staffordshire. © Pete Hillman 2012.

 

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16 thoughts on “White Clover

    • Thank you very much, Brian 🙂 I always find it interesting how much we pass by everyday and do not always really see what is before us until we take a moment, stop and focus our attention on it for a short while.

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  1. I agree with what you say about us often overlooking the everyday things. My childhood nostalgia seems to bracket clover, buttercups, daisies and dandelions into the same category of happy memories of UK flowers abundant without deliberate cultivation 🙂

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