Scientific name: Trifolium repens
A familiar 'weed' of gardens, roadsides, meadows and parks, White clover is famous for its trefoil leaves - look out for a lucky four-leaf clover in your own garden!
StatisticsHeight: up to 40cm
When to seeMay to October
AboutWhite clover is a very common plant of all kinds of grassy areas in the UK, from lawns to pastures, roadsides to meadows, as both a wild and sown flower. The famous trefoil leaves are collected by Wood Mice and are one of the foodplants of the Common Blue butterfly; the flowers appear from May to October and are sought after by all kinds of bumblebees.
Looking for a lucky four-leaf clover is a common game among children.