Fabaceae
Trifolium repens

White Lawn Clover

Mats to 2 ft. across. Stems root at the nodes as they creep along the ground. Leaves from ground level, palmately divided into 3 egg-shaped leaflets, larger at the tip end. Flower head with no bract at base, tight and round, at end of long leafless stem arising from creeping stem. Flowers at bottom of head reflex, hanging down as they mature. Flowers white to cream, sometimes tinted pink. Introduced in lawns, fields, and meadows throughout the west. A parent of T. hybridum, alsike clover, which has leaves arising from sprawling to erect stems, and pink flowers.

  • Rarity: Common
  • Flowering Time:
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 2--4 inches
  • Habitat: Meadow, Disturbed
  • Found In: Mt. Rainier NP, Olympic NP, Wallowas, Steens, Siskiyous, N Cascades NP
  • Native: No