COMMON NAME: White Clover
FAMILY: Fabaceae (Pea Family)
Stem creeping, rooting
Leaves cauline from ground level, clearly alternate or clustered (from lack of stem elongation); stipules white-membranous; petioles >> blades; leaflets 0.5–2.5 cm, obovate
Inflorescence umbel-like, 1–2.5 cm wide; pedicel 1–3 mm; flowers becoming reflexed
Flower: calyx 3–6 mm, lobes tapered, all or lower > tube; corolla 7–11 mm, white
Ecology: Agricultural, disturbed, urban areas
Elevation: especially < 1500 m.
Distribution outside California: n US; native to Eurasia
Flowering time: Apr–Dec
Important forage crop.