White clover

Trifolium repens

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Conservation Status

Green, least concern

Best Time to See

Flowers from June to September

Natural Habitat

Almost any grassy habitat

Often found in parks, banks and lawns – any type of grassland habitat – white clover is the commonest of the clovers.

The leaves have the archetypal ‘cloverleaf’ shape: three rounded leaflets often with a pale band. As it’s name suggests, the flowers are white and form a cluster.

Distribution
Common across the UK.

Did you know?
Vernacular names include Milky blobs, Sheepy-maa’s and Bee-bread. The latter name “Bee-bread” derives from the fact that the white flowers can be pulled out of the heads and sucked for a bead of honey.

Four- and, even better, five-leaved clovers are considered lucky, though ideally you must come across them accidentally. They were pressed and used as bookmarks in prayer books in parts of Buckinghamshire.

www.plantlife.org.uk for more information

SHOP FOR White clover

CLOUD MEADOW

Cloud Meadow is a selection of beautiful all white-flowering native wildflowers that are hugely beneficial to bees and butterflies! Each seed ball contains approximately 150 seeds from a mix of Meadow Sweet, Oxeye Daisy, White Campion, White Clover, and Yarrow. See Full Listing.

PLANTLIFE MIX

The ideal mix for garden flower beds! Curated by wildflower conservation organisation Plantlife, this mix includes five native wildflowers that are most likely to thrive in the nutrient rich soils commonly found in our gardens. Proceeds from the sale of every tin go directly to supporting Plantlife’s new nature reserve – Greena Moor in Cornwall. Do pop across to our conservation pages for more information on our work with Plantlife. See Full Listing.

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