Clover is a broadleaf, perennial weed frequently found in lawns and garden beds. Bright green leaves are usually divided into three leaflets atop stems that can reach 2 to 4 inches high and form a tight mat, which can suffocate lawn grasses as it spreads.
Clover produces white or pink flowers from late spring into fall, which often attract bees. The seeds can live in the soil for over 20 years before germinating.
Where Clover is Found Geographically
Found throughout the United States.
Similar or Related Plants
Red Clover. Sweet Clover. White Clover. Oxalis.
- When planting lawns, be sure clover seeds are not found in the grass seed mixture.
- Use landscape fabrics in planting beds.
- A well-fertilized, properly cared-for lawn will help suppress clover.