Trifolium repens
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Trifolium repens

white clover

  Family FABACEAE 
  Genus Trifolium 

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Identification
Genus  Trifolium Species  repens Variety  Cultivar  Common names  white clover Family  FABACEAE Specimen number  S6491 Data source  Allergy p282;BtrflyCa p21;BtrflyCa p135;BtrflyCa p191;Frgnt p315
 
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Various Life span    Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Groundcover Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height    Overall spread   
 
Climate
Sunshine  Various Water  Various Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
 
Garden
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Trifolium repens is a host plant for the orange sulphur butterfly as well as the gray hairstreak butterfly and the northern cloudywing butterfly. White clover has mild perfume scented flowers.
 
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Colia eurytheme (orange sulphur butterfly);Strymon melinus (gray hairstreak butterfly);Thorybes pylades (northern cloudywing butterfly) Attracts butterflies  yes Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
 
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen  Light Hay fever season  Apr 01 - Sep 30 Adverse qualities   
 
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  This anemophilous species has only a light pollen count during hay fever season. Hay fever problems may continue for up to 6 months, from April through September.
 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  perfumed Fragrance parts  Flowers Fragrance intensity  Mild Fragrance category  Perfume Dye parts  Dye color 
 
Cultivation
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
 
Nutrition
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
 
Horticulture
Horticulture notes  Trifolium repens is a wildflower and is considered to have originated from Europe.
 
Herbarium
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Flowers begin in June and don't stop until August.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   

 

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