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Please be sure to read the product label of any insecticide you choose to use to get information on the personal protective safety gear you will need. In most situations, it is recommended that you wear long pants, a long sleeved shirt, closed toe shoes with socks, chemical resistant gloves, and goggles. In areas where ventilation is poor, a manufacturer may recommend you wear a mask or a respirator. We have put together two different safety kits that will make selecting the correct safety gear easier for you.

Clover Identification Guide

Learn What Clover Looks Like

By DoMyOwn staff

Yes, Clover Is a Weed

a clover up close
Clover is a weed that can take over your yard with small flowers and petal shaped leaves. While clover can be grown purposefully, in a deer food plot for example, many people consider clover a nuisance, and any unwanted plant is considered a weed. White clover, sometimes called Dutch clover, is very common especially in cool season grasses.

It's a perennial broadleaf weed and is often found in lawns, fields, ditches, and other low-maintenance areas.


a yard full of clover
Clover is easy to identify:

  • Each stem has three small leaves (or leaflets) that are petal shaped and have a white "v" or crescent on each leaf, and are about a half inch long.
  • White clover will usually bloom between early spring and late fall. The flowers are very small and are white or light pink. The small blooms form a spherical cluster that looks like a small ball of white petals.
  • Clover is a low growing plant and the stems creep along the top surface, although the stems that branch off can reach up to a foot tall.
  • They have a shallow root system and don't tolerate drought conditions well.

a comparison of the leaves of white clover, common wood sorrel, and black medic

The leaves of white clover (Trifolium repens) are more circular than some varieties, and can be confused with other weeds including the heart-shaped leaves of common oxalis/woodsorrel (Oxalis acetocella) and the oval-shaped leaves of black medic (Medicago lupulina). Note the differences in leaf shapes shown above while identifying weeds on your property.

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