Vascular Plants - Fabaceae - Trifolium:
Trifolium repens
Page Author: David Giblin
white clover, Dutch clover 
Blooms: April-September
Habit: herb
Duration: perennial
Origin: Introduced
Distribution: Widely distributed throughout Washington; widely distributed throughout North America.
Habitat: Established in a variety of native habitats, such as mountain meadows
Species Description:

General: Mostly glabrous perennial, the stems 1-6 dm. long, creeping and stolonous to erect.
Leaves: Leaves trifoliate, long-petiolate; leaflets obovate to obcordate, 1-2 cm. long, finely serrulate; stipules attached around the petiole most of their length, the free portion acuminate.
Flowers: Inflorescence of many-flowered heads 1.5-2 cm. long and broad, on long, axillary peduncles; flowers pea-like, 5-9 mm. long, white to cream, often pinkish-tinged; pendulous on pedicels 1-5 mm. long; calyx glabrous, half the length of the corolla, the 5 teeth awl-shaped, half the length of the tube; banner erect.
Fruits: Pod 1-3 seeded.
Accepted Name:
Trifolium repens L.
Synonyms:
(none)

Treated in Flora of the PNW as:
Trifolium repens
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria Specimens: View list of all Trifolium repens specimens in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WTU Herbarium Specimens: View list of Trifolium repens specimens in the WTU Herbarium database.

Washington Flora Checklist: Trifolium repens treatment.

E-Flora BC: Trifolium repens atlas page.

CalPhotos: Trifolium repens images.

USDA Plants Database: Trifolium repens.
Additional photographs of Trifolium repens:
(click on a thumbnail to view larger photo)

Ben Legler, 2004

Ben Legler, 2004

Ben Legler, 2004

Ben Legler, 2004

Ben Legler, 2004

Ben Legler, 2004

Jim Riley

Jim Riley

G. D. Carr, 2003

G. D. Carr, 2003

G. D. Carr, 2003

G. D. Carr, 2009

Craig Althen, 2010

Steve Sullivan, 2014

Steve Sullivan, 2014

Steve Sullivan, 2014

Steve Sullivan, 2014

Steve Sullivan, 2014

Ron Bockelman, 2014

Ron Bockelman, 2014

Ron Bockelman, 2014

G. D. Carr , 2014

G. D. Carr , 2014

Roger T. George, 2016

Roger T. George, 2016

Craig Althen, 2010

Craig Althen, 2010

Craig Althen, 2010

Craig Althen, 2011

Thayne Tuason, 2013

Thayne Tuason, 2013

Thayne Tuason, 2013
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