Common Name: clover, white
Species: Trifolium repens L.
Bayer Code: TRFRE

White clover is a perennial with creeping stems rooting at some nodes. Leaves have three leaflets with a long erect petiole that is surrounded at the base by a membranous sheath. The flowering heads are borne on long stalks arising from the stems and usually rise above the leaves. The flower cluster may be ½ to 1½ inches in diameter. The petals are white or occasionally tinged with pink.
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CharacteristicTypeDescription
Growth Season perennial weed 
Growth Habit prostrate, spreading 
Leaflet Number threeusually a white crescent-shaped mark near the base of the upper surface of each leaflet
Leaf Margin serrated/toothedslight toothing on leaflet edges
Leaf Hairs none 
Leaf/Leaflet Shape oval/egg-shaped/elliptical 
Leaf Width 1/2 - 1 inch OR 1 - 2 inches 
Leaf Venation pinnate 
Leaf Arrangement alternate 
Root Type fibrouscan usually find round nodules on the roots which fix atmospheric nitrogen for use by plants
Flower Color white