White clover facts

White clover is mostly planted with ryegrass, orchardgrass or tall fescue. It is a perennial legume which was introduced in Europe and is widely distributed today. It grows in a prostrate and stoloniferous manner. The leaves are trifoliate which might or not have crescent or water mark on its upper surface. The flower heads consists of 40 -100 florets which are borne on the long stalks. The florets are white with a pink hue.

Name White Clover
Scientific Name Trifolium repens
Native Native to Europe and Central Asia.
It is introduced globally as a yard crop which is now common in New Zealand and North America.
Common/English Name Honeysuckle Clover, Lodi Clover, Ladino Clover, Dutch Clover, White Clover, Dutch White Clover, White Sweet Clover
Name in Other Languages Brazil (Portuguese): Trevo Branco,
Chinese: Bai San Ye Cao,
Czech: Jetel Plazivý Bílý,
Danish: Hvid Kløver,
Dutch: Witte Klaver,
Eastonian: Valge Ristik,
Esperanto: Trifolio Blanka,
Finnish: Valkoapila,
French: Trèfl e De Hollande,
Gaelic: Seamair Bhán,
German: Kriechender Klee,
Hebrew: Tiltan Zochel,
Hungarian: Kúszó Here,
Icelandic: Hvítsmári,
India (Hindi): Safed Tipatiya Ghaas,
Indonesia (Java): Semanggi Landi,
Italian: Trifoglio Ladino,
Japanese: Shiro Kurooba,
Norwegian: Okseblom,
Polish: Koniczyna Biała,
Portuguese: Trevo-Da-Holanda,
Russian: Klever Polzuchii,
Slovašcina: Detelja Plazeča,
Slovencina: Ďatelina Plazivá,
Spanish: Trébol Blanco,
Swedish: Krypklöver,
Taiwan: Shu Cao,
Thai: Thua Clover,
Turkish: Yonca,
Vietnamese: Cỏ Ba Lá Hà Lan,
Welsh: Meillion Gwyn
Plant Growth Habit Glabrous, perennial, herbaceous plant
Growing Climate Cool, moist
Plant Size 50 cm
Root Shallow
Stem Erect, creeping, elongated, hairless, light green, 18 cm (7.1 inch)
Leaf Trifoliate, alternate, ovate or circular, elliptic to egg shaped
Flowering Season May-October
Flower Papilionaceous, white with pink hue, scented, Across: 15-25 mm, Width: 1.5-2 cm (0.6-0.8 inch)
Flowerhead Globular
Pods shape & size Sessile, dehiscent, Length: 4-5 mm
Seed 3-6 seeds, irregular rounded, flattened, yellow-brown, 0.9-1.8 mm by 1.0 mm


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