Sirhowy Hill Woodlands

Scientific name: Trifolium repens

White Clover

White Clover is a very common plant of all kinds of grassy areas in the UK, from lawns to pastures, roadsides to meadows, as both a wild and sown flower. The famous trefoil leaves are collected by Wood Mice and are one of the food-plants of Common Blue Butterflies, while the flowers are sought after by all kinds of bumblebees.

"Trifolium repens inflorescence - Niitvälja” by Ivar Leidus, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0.

How to identify?

Looking for a lucky four-leaf clover is a common game among children, but most White Clover leaves have the familiar trefoil look with three green leaflets, often bearing white markings. The white (sometime pinkish) flowers are borne in rounded heads and appear from May to October.

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Scientific Name

Trifolium repens

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