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Clover is a common name for plants of the genus Trifolium (Latin, tres “three” + folium “leaf”). It consists of over three hundred species of flowering plants in the pea family, Fabaceae.

Clover in lawns

They are small annual, biennial, or short-lived perennial herbaceous plants. Clover can be evergreen.

In a lawn, clover plants are very common. It is one of the most easily recognisable species of weeds in the UK. Thankfully, they are not a big cause for concern.

They are nitrogen-fixing plants. This means they feed a lawn. A good mix of clover in grass will help build a healthy lawn and reduce the need for feeding.

A lot of this weed can be unsightly, and some people prefer to control it. Thankfully it is easy to control.

Find out more about the difference species that you may find in your lawn in these blog pages.

White clover (Trifolium repens)

White clover is a very common, and easily recognisable weed on lawns all over the UK. The Latin name for white clover is Trifolium repens, which literally translated means three-leaved creeper. Its common name is also Dutch Clover and it is a native plant to all of Europe and Africa and has been exported worldwide as a valuable and… Read More »

Lesser trefoil (Trifolium dubium)

Lesser Trefoil (Trifolium dubium) is an attractive little lawn weed which is reasonably common on a lot of untreated lawns in England. Some folk call it suckling clover or Irish Shamrock. It is a member of the clover family. A relative to peas and beans. It is also related to the herbaceous perennial white clover (Trifolium repens), but… Read More »