Wildflowers of New York

White Clover

A photographic collection and brief reference to help identify Wildflowers found in New York

White Clover
- Trifolium repens

Pea Family
Naturalized alien

Livestock forage, green manure and companion plant. Like other legumes it fixes nitrogen in the soil. High in protein white clover would also make a good survival food when boiled.

Leaves and flowers grow on separate stems from runners. The plant roots at the nodes and can form dense mats. White Clover will tolerate close mowing making it a real lawn weed.

A good identification characteristic is the white markings on the lower part of the leaflet that meet at the edges.

Found: Fields, roadsides, lawns
Height: 4 - 10 inch
May - Oct bloom time

White Clover

White Clover