White Clover

A patch of White Clover photographed on June 18th 2003 in MaineFamily: Fabaceae (The Pea Family)

Genus: Trifolium | Species: repens

Description: A short-lived perennial that can reseed itself under favorable conditions; white or pinkish, head-like flower clusters and 3-part leaves rise on separate stalks from a creeping stem. The flowers are 1/4 – 1/2″ long, pea-like, in long-stalked clusters about 3/4″ wide; turning brown with age. [perennial]

Habitat: In addition to cranberry bogs, it can be found commonly in lawns, roadsides, and fields;

In Bloom: May – October

Photo of a single white clover flower, with a skipper butterfly resting on it and possibly drinking some nectar)