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.
White clover blossomClover 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. Control 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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