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Dutch Clover

Trifolium repens

Plant Description

Dutch Clover, also known as White Clover, is a perennial, mat-forming herbaceous plant with a creeping stem that roots at the nodes. This ground cover is found in grasslands and lawns. Dutch Clover flowers  during summer months, from June to September, can grow in clay heavy soils, and is a sun loving plant. This plant makes good green manure, it is useful for over-wintering, and is used as fertilizer or to improve mulch. There are certain considerations to take when planting Dutch Clover, as it has been known to cause problems for grazing animals, and can host clover rot.

Plant Details

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Mature Height 4 to 8 inches
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