Type: Broadleaf Perennial
Size: 5.5″ to 11.5″ tall
Where it grows: While it can grow in many different places, it is typically found in lawns, especially sparse lawns where the competition from grass is weak.
Appearance: The leaves on white clover grow in sets of 3 leaflets. Each leaflet is tear shaped and many have a reddish stripe across it. The flowers on white clover are spiky and white with a brownish green center.
Control: It starts with a healthy lawn. Clover will grow in areas of low nitrogen and where competition from other plants is small, so making sure that your lawn (and flower beds) are well fertilized will not only help desirable grass and plants to grow and keep out white clover but will also make the soil less friendly to white clover.
Note: In flower beds, clover can be kept at bay by using a thick layer of mulch. This will keep the seeds from germinating.