Also known as
Shamrock, Dutch Clover, Ladino Clover, Creeping White Clover, Clover
This plant has a mild fragrance
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White Clover Overview
Trifolium repens is a European and central Asian native perennial wildflower that has been introduced worldwide as a forage crop. White or Assegaai Clover is a member of the legume family that helps fix Nitrogen in the soil, making it available as plant food for following crops or neighbouring plants and is frequently grown as green manure. It is also grown as a valuable fodder crop for cattle and horses. It, unfortunately, grows too well and is often treated as an weed. Trifolium repens produces varieties which are classed by size of the petiole (stalk that attaches the leaf to the stem). The common name Dutch Clover is used for varieties that have intermediate length stalks, while Ladino Clover refers to those with longer stalks. White clover is used for the species in general.
Common problems with White Clover
How to harvest White Clover
Plough into the field as green manure.
How to propagate White Clover
As soon as a runner touch the soil , it makes roots and grows into a new plant.
Sow in situ from March onwards, germination should occure within a few weeks.
Division in spring.
Special features of White Clover
Attracts useful insects
Bees love to visit the flowers and it is a good source of food for bees and other insects.
Part of the legume family and therefor a great Nitrogen fixer and green manure.
Other uses of White Clover
Fodder crop. Meadow Attracts butterflies
Empty spaces after crops have been harvested? - Sow these 'green manures' to protect bare beds over winter.Explore all
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