Trifolium repens L.

white clover

Names and Myths

Trifolium Latin tres, three, and folium, leaf

repens creeping

Natural history / Folklore

Young leaves, flowers and seeds are all listed as edible.34  Favored by bees and widely used as a livestock feed. The source of four leaved clovers although you can also find five and six leaflets.6 The luck of a four leaf clover stems from the search for anything resembling a cross.39


Perennial herbs with white to pinkish tipped flowers in dense heads, creeping can spread to cover an area of a meter.34

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