Plant ID forum: Any ideas what this weed is!?

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sudt
Jul 30, 2017 4:50 PM CST
Hi,

Could anyone be kind enough to tell me what this white weed variant is thats been popping up all over my garden and many other places this summer? Might be losing my mind but don't ever remember seeing these before.

Thanks :)
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Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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sooby
Jul 30, 2017 4:55 PM CST
Welcome!

White clover, Trifolium repens

London
sudt
Aug 2, 2017 2:55 PM CST
@sooby thank you so much,

Do you know if they produce pollen? If so is it even useful for bees?

I know it sounds silly but think I'm onto something here!

Thanks in advance
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
Daylilies Birds Enjoys or suffers cold winters Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies Annuals
Region: Canadian Keeps Horses Dog Lover Plant Identifier Garden Sages
Image
sooby
Aug 2, 2017 3:00 PM CST
I tip my hat to you. Yes clover produces pollen. Bees like clover, in fact you can buy clover honey.
London
sudt
Aug 2, 2017 3:11 PM CST
ahh that's good to know @scooby,

I was afraid bees were wasting far too much around these things as I didn't think they were pollinating.

Stress due to time wasted on deceptive plants could be a factor in their population decline. Thumbs down

I wonder if anything like this is true?
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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Aug 2, 2017 6:52 PM CST
I think bees are smarter than that.
Porkpal
London
sudt
Aug 3, 2017 1:31 AM CST
One would hope so
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