Not beloved by those trying to maintain a perfect lawn, the White Clover plant is an almost hairless plant which spreads by rooting at leaf junctions. Its creamy white flower heads, 8 – 13mm long, are carried in rounded heads 2cm across and are on flower from June to September. These sweetly scented flowers become brown with age after they have given their nectar. The toothed leaves are trifoliate and the leaflets bear white V-shaped marks and translucent veins. This is a native plant and belongs to the family Fabaceae.
I first identified this plant on the lawn of my parental home in Dundrum, Co Dublin in the 1950's and photographed it in Bishop's Quarter, Co Clare in 1998
If you are satisfied you have correctly identified this plant, please submit your sighting to the National Biodiversity Data Centre