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White clover (Trifolium repens L.)

Q: What is this clover all over my yard?

Q:  I have clover all over my yard.  It puts up a small white-pink flower.  I noticed the bees seem to love it.  What kind of clover is it?

A:  White clover (Trifolium repens L.) is a cool-season legume. Although a perennial in many areas of the U.S., it frequently acts like an annual in Florida. White clover is one of the most nutritious forages available for milking cows. White clover grows best under cool temperatures and on fertile soils with excellent and sustained moisture holding capacity. It will disappear when temperatures begin to increase in the late spring and early summer.  Notice the slight white ring on the leaflet which makes it easy to identify.  White clover is an excellent source of nectar for bees foraging until the spring and summer flowers become available.