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Scientific Name:

Trifolium repenes (Atropurpureum)

Common Name(s):
Clover

Categories:
Edible plants, groundcover, perennial

Comment:
Native to Europe, the plant has naturalized to lawns and roadsides and fields throughout North America, attractive to bees; frequently used as a cover crop due to nitrogen fixation; good forage for livestock

Height:
4 inches

Flowering Period:

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Trifolium repens – Clover
Photo credit Tracie Bowers

Spring

Flower Color:
White

Usage:
Ground cover, natural areas, cover crop

Hardiness:
USDA Zones 4-9

Propagation:
Spreads aggressively by creeping stems

Exposure:
Full sun to part shade

Soil:
Tolerant of most soil conditions

Regions:
Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain

Origins:
Europe

Pollinator(s) Attracted:
Bees, Wasps

Page by Tracie Bowers EMGV

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Written By

Minda Daughtry, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMinda DaughtryExtension Agent, Agriculture - Horticulture Call Minda Email Minda N.C. Cooperative Extension, Lee County Center
Page Last Updated: 3 years ago
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