White Clover (Trifolium repens)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Erosion control
Will Naturalize
Suitable for forage
Edible Parts: Flowers
Dynamic Accumulator: Nitrogen fixer
P (Phosphorus)
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Sow in situ
Pollinators: Bees
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil


Wildflowers Attract Pollinators to Your GardensWildflowers Attract Pollinators to Your Gardens
August 18, 2013

Do you want to attract bees, butterflies, and/or hummingbirds to your garden? The best way to lure pollinators into your garden is to plant things they love. Pollinators love wildflowers. These are a few of my favorites that are loved by pollinators and are easy to grow.

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Posted by crittergarden (Surprisingly GREEN Pittsburgh - Zone 6a) on Jun 15, 2014 5:27 AM

White clover is essential food for our pollinators.
With pollinators in danger of disappearing, always leave some clover for them to feed on!
Plant more, if you can.

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Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Sep 4, 2013 9:06 PM

Nowadays I have to order clover seed on the Internet to have it in my lawn. Years ago, all grass seed mixtures contained clover, but these days people seem to want a golf course looking lawn. Not I. I plant white clover in the lawn so that it flowers and attracts the honeybees.


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Posted by Bonehead (Pacific NW - Zone 8b) on Sep 17, 2015 5:45 PM

Introduced from Europe, now found naturalized in much of the U.S. in fields, lawns, and roadsides. Important food source for many caterpillars. May be used as a green manure or cover crop. All parts are edible. An infusion of leaves may be helpful for colds or coughs.

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