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White clover: Trifolium repens

White Clover is a perennial that forms creeping runners. These runners will root at nodes. Many people like clover in lawns, while others find white flowers and the bees they attract objectionable.

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White clover blossom

Clover is a legume which fixes nitrogen, so it is often found in lawns having low fertility. To discourage it, increase turf density with proper watering, mowing and fertilization.


Triclopyr + 2,4-D combination herbicides or other 2,4-D combination herbicides can be used. 2,4-D alone is not effective.

Photographs courtesy of Judy Sedbrook.

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