Irish wildflowers




White Clover
Trifolium repens
Seamair bhán
Family: Fabaceae

Flowering time: June-September. Perennial. Native.

Long-stalked white flowers, can be pink-tinged, slight scent. Droop when fading.
Trifoliate leaves. Toothed leaflets, oval-heart shaped, often V-shaped marking. Prostrate stems rooting at nodes. Very variable. Height: 10-40cm.

Common on grassland, waste ground, roadsides, except on very acidic soil.

Similar: Western Clover, T. occidentale. Thicker leaflets without transluscent veins or V-shaped mark. Coastal SE, E Ireland.
     
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