White Clover, White Dutch Clover
Sometimes mixed with lawn grass or dichondra seed. Prostrate stems root freely, send up a lush cover of leaves with three leaflets. Can stain clothing; white flowers attract bees. These colored-leaf varieties grow 4 in. high and spread indefinitely, and are used as groundcovers or at the front of borders: ‘Atropurpureum’ (also sold as ‘Dark Dancer’) features blackish purple leaves edged in green; ‘Green Ice’, lime green with a dark green margin; ‘Purpurascens’, maroon outlined in green. T. r. minus is one of the shamrocks. All take nitrogen from air and fix it in soil through action of bacteria on their roots.
Native to dampor wet locales throughout much of the West. Grows to 2 1/2 ft. high and wide, with uprig...
These big-leafed woodland plants thrive in the rich organic soil under tall trees and shrubs. They gro...
Tight, dense, spherical red-purple flower clusters top 2-ft. stems in summer. Spreads freely.