Trifolium repens, SE: Vitklöver, DE: Weiß-Klee, Kriech-Klee,
NL: Witte klaver, UK: Dutch clover, Ladino clover, White clover

Scientific name:  Trifolium repens L.
Swedish name:  Vitklöver
German name:  Weiß-Klee, Kriech-Klee
Nederlandse naam:  Witte klaver
English name:  Dutch clover, Ladino clover, White clover
Family:   Fabaceae, Pea family, Ärtväxter

Flowers of Sweden

Life form:  Perennial, rooting from the stems
Stems:  Height 10–30 cm, creeping, rooting from joints, glabrous; long-stalked
Leaves:  Trifoliate, elliptical, with or without "crescent" or "water mark" on upper surface
Flowers:  long-stalked, flower heads (c 15-20mm) with 40 to 100 white (may have a pink hue) florets
Flowering Period:  June, July, August, September
Fruits:  Indehiscent pod (not splitting open to release the seeds when ripe)
Habitat:  Throughout the country, except in the mountains

Vilda blommor i Sverige

Derivation of the botanical name:
Trifolium, Latin tri, tres, three; folium, leaf; three-leaved.
repens, repo, to crawl, creep; creeping.
  • The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.
White clover is a choice food for deer and elk.