White Clover Trifolium repens LinnaeusNon-native    Synonyms: Dutch Clover.
Kingdom Plantae   >   Division Tracheophyta   >   Class Magnoliopsida   >   Order Fabales   >   Family Fabaceae   >   Genus Trifolium   

Status:

White Clover is native to Eurasia and North Africa, but has been introduced nearly worldwide. White Clover can be abundant in any open habitat throughout the state.

Where to find:

White Clover can be very common in lawns, roadsides, and open areas.

Relationships:

Host plant for the butterfly Eastern Tailed-Blue.

Host plant for various moth species including Black-marked Ancylis Moth (Gilligan, Wright, & Gibson, 2008).

Larvae of the moths Porphyrosela minuta and Liriomyza fricki make distinctive leaf mines on foliage.

There are 842 records in the project database.

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White Clover in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/8/2004). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

White Clover blooming in Howard Co., Maryland (5/31/2017). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

The flower of a White Clover in Worcester Co., Maryland (5/5/2013). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

White Clover blooming in Baltimore Co., Maryland (7/6/2016). Photo by Derek Hudgins. (MBP list)

White Clover in Wicomico Co., Maryland (6/12/2018). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

White Clover in Garrett Co., Maryland (6/1/2014). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

White Clover blooming in Baltimore City, Maryland (7/3/2016). Photo by Derek Hudgins. (MBP list)

White Clover in Dorchester Co., Maryland (4/19/2017). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

White Clover in Worcester Co., Maryland (5/16/2017). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

A close-up of blooming White Clover collected in Beltsville, Maryland (5/30/2013). Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

A carpet of White Clover in a power line cut in Baltimore Co., Maryland (6/5/2017). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

White Clover in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/25/2020). (c) Ashley M Bradford, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Ashley Bradford. (MBP list)

White Clover in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/25/2020). (c) Ashley M Bradford, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Ashley Bradford. (MBP list)

White Clover in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (5/15/2017). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

White Clover in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (11/14/2020). (c) Wayne Longbottom, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

White Clover mined by Porphyrosela minuta in Harford Co., Maryland (9/29/2017). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

White Clover in Talbot Co., Maryland (10/27/2020). (c) Wayne Longbottom, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

A 4-leaf White Clover in Harford Co., Maryland (5/3/2018). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

White Clover in Prince George's Co., Maryland (5/30/2013). (c) Sam Droege, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Sam Droege. (MBP list)

White Clover in Talbot Co., Maryland (5/26/2020). (c) Wayne Longbottom, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

White Clover in Worcester Co., Maryland (5/26/2020). (c) Wayne Longbottom, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

White Clover in Caroline Co., Maryland (5/26/2017). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

A 5-leaved White Clover in Harford Co., Maryland (5/22/2018). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)


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