Trifolium repens, SE: Vitklöver, DE: Weiß-Klee, Kriech-Klee,
NL: Witte klaver, UK: Dutch clover, Ladino clover, White clover
|| ||Trifolium repens L.|
|| ||Weiß-Klee, Kriech-Klee|
|| ||Witte klaver|
|| ||Dutch clover, Ladino clover, White clover|
|| || Fabaceae, Pea family, Ärtväxter |
|| ||Perennial, rooting from the stems|
|| ||Height 10–30 cm, creeping, rooting from joints, glabrous; long-stalked|
|| ||Trifoliate, elliptical, with or without "crescent" or "water mark" on upper surface|
|| ||long-stalked, flower heads (c 15-20mm) with 40 to 100 white (may have a pink hue) florets|
|| ||June, July, August, September|
|| ||Indehiscent pod (not splitting open to release the seeds when ripe)|
|| ||Throughout the country, except in the mountains|
Derivation of the botanical name:
Trifolium, Latin tri, tres, three; folium, leaf; three-leaved.
repens, repo, to crawl, creep; creeping.
White clover is a choice food for deer and elk.
- The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.