White Clover, Dutch Clover,
Height: 2-6" (5-15 cm) Flowering Time: Spring, summer, autumn Flower Colour: White ____________________________________
Subclass: Dicotyledonae (Dicotyledons) Superorder: Rosidae (Rose Superorder) Order: Fabales (Bean Order) Family: Papilionaceae (Pea Family) Genus: Trifolium (Trefoil or Clover) Species: repens (creeping) ____________________________________
Trifolium repens is one of the most well-known wildflowers, often forming carpets of tiny trefoil leaves in amongst short grasses or on the edges of paths in gardens. The white flowers are in dense rounded heads, often tinged pink at the base, and are held singly on straight stalks above the leaves. The plant is also grown as a crop, to help add nitrogen to the soil.
Trifolium repens has been used in traditional medicine as an antiseptic and to treat rheumatism.
Harvesting and Growing from Seed:
Outside ( days)
Seed Pod The seed pod is a small narrow pea pod. Each flower in the flower head produces
a seed pod, which is enclosed in the dead flower petals.
Seed The seeds are very small brown peas. There are few seeds in a seed pod.
Seedling The seedling has three rounded leaflets.
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