scale bar = 1cm.

White Clover - introduced (*Trifolium repens)

Home..... Menu..... Common name index..... Scientific name index..... Glossary ..... Clovers..... Medics ...... Peas ......


Family: Fabaceae (Pea family).

Native of Europe, Asia and Africa.

Occurrence: Widespread. It is common in lawns, waste areas and along roadsides.


White Clover is a perennial, and is often sown into pasture land. It can root from the stem nodes, which helps make it an unwelcome garden plant. The name, repens, refers to its creeping habit.

Photos 1: White Clover. Lawn weed. The stems creep along the ground. Barker St, Castlemaine.
2: Leaf, showing the crescentic markings. 3,4: Flowers. Castlemaine x 3.