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Plant Profile  
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Common Name: White Clover

Species Name: Trifolium repens

Plant Type: Legume

Family Name: Fabaceae, Pea Family





Plant Facts  
Origin Europe
Duration Perennial
Distribution in the U.S. Across the continent
Distribution in Oklahoma Eastern two-thirds of the state



ID Characteristics

  • Field Identification Characteristics


    • Creeping stem
    • 3 leaflets per leaf; iconic clover leaf shape
    • Leaflets can have a faint white band perpendicular to blade 


    • White spherical flower heads
  • Leaf and Stem Characteristics
    • Leaf Type: Compound, palmately 
    • Leaf Arrangement: Alternate 
    • Leaf Shape: Obovate or obcordate 
    • Stipules: Present
  • Floral Characteristics
    • Petal Number: 5, fused
    • Flower Color: White or pinkish 
    • Flower Timing: May-October
    • Fruit Type: Legumes



Soil Type Various; best growth in moist, deep soil
Habitat Lawns, waste sites and along roadsides
Successional Stage Early


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