10.2-25.4cm (4-10in) perennial. Leaves are tri-lobed with "V" shaped markings. White, pink-tinged flowers appear in round heads on stalks.
Found in open fields and on lawns. Ranges throughout North America. White clover is alien and native to Europe.
Uses and Parts Used
Leaf tea used for colds, coughs, and fevers.
Flower tea used for rheumatism and gout.
Like many clovers, white clover contains the estrogenic isoflavone genistein which has cancer-preventative and antioxidant activity.