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White Clover

Trifolium repens

Plant Data

Order:
Fabales
Family:
Fabaceae (Pea)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Dull white becoming brown with age, egg-shaped, up to 2cm wide.
Fruit:
A linear pea-like pod which contains 3 or 4 heart-shaped yellow-brown seeds.
Leaves:
The leaves are trifoliate which means that they are divided into 3. The leaves are long-stalked and individual leaflets are circular with fine teeth along the margins. The leaves often have pale green or white v-shaped patterns on them. Occasionally you may find a 4-leaf clover which is considered good luck.
Maximum Size:
40cm tall.
Foraging Notes:
The leaves can be eaten raw in salads. Flowers are edible raw or cooked and can be dried to make tea.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Aroma:
Scented flowers.
Other Names:
Common Clover, Dutch Clover, Honeystalk, Kentish Clover, Ladino, Ladino Clover, Lamb Suckling, Trinity Leaf, White Trefoil.
Habitats:
Gardens, grassland, lawns, meadows, roadsides, wasteland, woodland.