White Clover

White clover is a shallow rooted broadleaf weed found in lawns all across the midwest.  Clover is one of the most recognizable weeds because of its leaves.  Clover is a spreading weed that reproduces by above ground runners.  The stems of this plant “above ground runners” root themselves into the soil when they make contact with the dirt.  White clover has three leaflets that are joined on a stem.  The leaf of this plant is green with a thin white stripe across the leaf.  If you are lucky enough, you may encounter a four-leaf clover every so often.  White clover grows best in moist soils that lack nitrogen.  Clover produces flowers all summer long up until October.  The abundant white flowers definitely stand out in green grass. 

White Clover

White Clover

Trifolium Repens


Treat this plant with a selective broadleaf herbicide when the plant is actively growing.

Similar broadleaf weeds.

  • Crimson Clover

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