Clover is a broadleaf, perennial weed found in lawns and garden beds. Leaves are usually divided into three leaflets atop stems that can reach 2 to 4 inches high.

Clover bears white or pink flowers from late spring into fall, which often attract bees. The seeds can live in the soil for 20-plus years before sprouting. As it spreads, Clover can suffocate lawn grasses.


Clover is found throughout the United States.

Related or Similar Plants

White Clover, Red Clover, Sweet Clover.

Cultural Solutions

  • When planting lawns, be sure clover seeds are not found in the grass mixture.
  • A well-fertilized, properly cared-for lawn will help suppress the growth of clover.