White Clover Weed Information
Other Names: White Clover is also known as clover, honeysuckle colver, and purplewort
Scientific Name: Trifolium repens
Life Cycle: Broadleaf Perennial
How To Identify White Clover
White Clover is distinguished by three leaflets joined together at the base without stalks. White clover has crescent shaped white marks on its leaves. White flowers appear in the summer.
How to Kill White Clover
White Clover is very hard to control once it starts growing in your lawn. It can survive in lawns with low nitrogen which means it can grow in very poor conditions. The Fall time is the best time to try and kill clover as it is resistant to many herbicides. Some herbicides that work are Clopyralid, fluroxypyr, and quinclorac. The best thing you can do to make sure white clover does not show up in your lawn, is fertilize it regularly with a fertilizer high in nitrogen. The turf will be able to compete with the white clover and choke it out.