White Clover (Trifolium repens)
Copyright: Fred Miller
This small perennial plant has a lovely flower head that contains up to 100 tiny whitish pink flowers. It is common to see bees visiting this flower for nectar; clover is very popular in honey production for bees. White Clover is also very useful to many other types of wildlife such as birds and mammals for food. It is also planted with grasses in pastures for grazing livestock. It is a quick grower and spreads easily via stolons. White Clovers would be a lovely addition for wildlife gardens.
White Clover is a Host Plant for:Clouded Sulphur, Sleepy Orange, Orange Sulphur, Gray Hairstreak, Eastern Tailed-Blue, and more
White Clover is a Nectar Plant for:Least Skipper, Reakirt's Blue, American Copper, Summer Azure, and more
White Clover Specifications:
Color(s): Whitish pink
Sun Exposure: Sun, partial shade
Soil: Moist, fertile, well-drained
Average Height: 6 in.
Average Spread: 12 in.
USDA Plant Hardiness Zone: 4 to 11