The Grass Guides: White Clover
Name: White Clover (Trifolium repens)
Life cycle: Cool-season perennial
Native to: Eastern Mediterranean region
Uses: Pasture
Identification: Trifoliate leaves with a white crescent mark and white flowers

White clover is the most widely found pasture legume in the United States. It grows in most states, but it predominates from Missouri east due to its lack of drought tolerance. Mostly seen in pastures and fields, white clover grows better on well-drained loam or clay soils than sandy soils. White clover is an excellent choice to add to pastures to increase overall forage quality and provide nitrogen t

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