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White Clover (P) — Trifolium repens — Family: Fabaceae — Pea or Bean

© Copyright 2004-2017, Ronald Calhoun.
© Copyright 2004-2017, Ronald Calhoun.
© Copyright 2004-2017, Ronald Calhoun.
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White clover is one of the most common weeds of turfgrass. It is frequently included on lists of difficult-to-control weeds. White clover, as with all legumes, has the ability to survive under low soil nitrogen conditions. It can be identified by the three leaflets attached to one petiole. The leaflets are often characterized by a crescent moon-shaped watermark. Clover patches can be very conspicuous under nutrient poor conditions as it maintains vigorous growth and dark green color. Once established, it may survive under extreme conditions, even on putting greens.