Trifolium repens

Clover

Other common names:

White clover.

 

Description:

White clover (Trifolium repens) is a perennial broadleaf weed that grows in mat-patches up to 1m wide during spring and summer. Leaves are oval to heart-shaped and are generally arranged in whorls of three's. Leaves often have a distinct white watermark present on the leaves. Flowers are white, often with a pink tinge. The weed is rhizomatous and stoloniferous, with stems rooting at the nodes. Reproduction is by seed.

Clover tolerates close mowing.

A strong clover (or other legume) component is good indicator of high soil P levels, because these species typically require more P for growth than a grass does (Loch, 2006).

 

Susceptible Turf:

Warm- and cool-season turfgrasses.

 

References:

Loch, D. (2006), Soil Nutrient Testing: How to Get Meaningful Results in Healthy Soils for Great Turf—Proceedings of a workshop held at Cleveland, 20 February 2006, p. 13-22.

 

Control options:

  • Pesticides: Control is generally post-emergent. See available tabs below for registered products. Use as per label instructions.
  • Integrated Pest Management (IPM): Most organic controls have limited use within established turf. Use a combination of approaches listed on this page.
  • Cultural: Routine mowing to prevent/reduce flowering and seeding.
  • Mechanical: Nil.

 

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Control Options

Cutlass M

 

Tri-Kombi Lawn Weeder

 

Bow & Arrow Herbicide

 

Monument

 

Dissaray

 

Surefire Buffalo, Bindi & Broadleaf Weedkiller

 

Cutlass M

 

Tri-Kombi Lawn Weeder

 

Bow & Arrow Herbicide

 

Monument

 

Dissaray

 

Surefire Buffalo, Bindi & Broadleaf Weedkiller