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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).
Warm- and cool-season turfgrasses.
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.
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