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Flower head
Hwy 169 Drainage - SS

Yavapai County Native & Naturalized Plants

Trifolium repens - white clover

Other Common Names: Dutch clover, ladino clover, white lawn clover
Plant Form: Forb

Family: Fabaceae

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Flower head
Hwy 169 Drainage
Hwy 169 Drainage
Plant - spring
Hwy 169 Drainage
Hwy 169 Drainage
Forb Plant Description

Origin: Introduced   Life Cycle: Perennial   Similar Species: Trifolium sp.
General Desc: Introduced from Europe; typical clover leaves with 3 oval, notched leaflets, each with a yellowish-green semicircle near the base, with pea-like white flowers. Stems to 1 foot long.
Identification notes: Plants having definite stems, flower heads without a whorl of bracts, flower heads on long stems, flower heads not subtended by leaves and a flower that is white or tinged-pink distinguishes this species from other Trifolium sp.
Height: 6 inches


Habitat Description: Agricultural, disturbed, urban areas; pastures.
Plant Communities: Riparian, Disturbed Areas
Elevation: Below 5000 feet

Flower Characteristics

Color: White, pinkish     Shape: Irregular in round clusters     Tubular: Y     Flowering Period: Apr - Dec
Description: White to pinkish, pea-like, to 1/8 inch wide, 3/8 inch long, clustered in round flowerhead to 3/4 inch wide on leafless stem.

Leaf and Stem Characteristics

Leaf Color: Green     Leaf Type: Compound     Leaf Shape: Round or Oval     Leaf Margin: Toothed     Leaf Attachment: Other     Leaves Clasp: N
Hairs: Leaves     Spines: N
Leaf Description: Dark green, finely toothed, to 1 inch wide, compound with 3 oval, notched leaflets, each with a yellowish-green semicircle near the base.

Fruit and Seed Characteristics

Fruit Color: Brown   
Fruit Notes: Inconspicous, generally do not open in any definite manner at maturity, but often breaking, short, plump, generally included in corolla; base stalk-like.
Seed Notes: 3 to 4 seeds.

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