White clover Trifolium repens

Status Green - Least concern
Best Time to See June, July, August, September
Colour
Habitat Grassland

Often found in parks, banks and lawns - any type of grassland habitat - white clover is the commonest of the clovers.

The leaves have the archetypal 'cloverleaf' shape: three rounded leaflets often with a pale band. As it's name suggests, the flowers are white and form a cluster.

Distribution

Common across the UK.

Habitat

Almost any grassy habitat.

Best time to see

Flowers from June to September.

Did you know?

Vernacular names include Milky blobs, Sheepy-maa's and Bee-bread. The latter name "Bee-bread" derives from the fact that the white flowers can be pulled out of the heads and sucked for a bead of honey.

Four- and, even better, five-leaved clovers are considered lucky, though ideally you must come across them accidentally. They were pressed and used as bookmarks in prayer books in parts of Buckinghamshire.