Skip to Main navigation Skip to Left navigation Skip to Main content Skip to Footer

University of Minnesota Extension

Extension is almost done building a new website! Please take a sneak peek or read about our redesign process.

Extension > Garden > Diagnose a problem > Is this plant a weed? > Broadleaf Weeds > Creeping > White Clover

Print Icon Email Icon Share Icon

White Clover

Trifolium repens L.

  • Image: broadleaf Plantain
  • Image: broadleaf Plantain
  • Image: broadleaf Plantain

Found in:

  • Lawns and landscape beds


  • Low growing mat-forming perennial
  • Trifoliate green leaves (3 leaflets) with a faint white crescent
  • Stems are smooth, round and creep along the ground rooting at the nodes (joints)
  • Flowers are a white, globe-shaped cluster and bloom June to Sept.
  • Roots consist of taproots and fibrous roots


Plants that look similar:

More information and control options for White Clover

More information on moldy White Clover toxicity in horses

Did this tool help you identify the weed? Tell us.
  • © Regents of the University of Minnesota. All rights reserved.
  • The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer. Privacy