PLANT PROFILE

 

NAME:  White Clover

LATIN NAME / FAMILY:   Trifolium repens / Fabaceae or Leguminosae (legume)

COMMON NAME(S): Dutch clover, Ladino clover, or Ladino

CONDITIONS: sun
 

PARTS:

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TASTE

RAW/COOK

SEASON

All

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Spring-Fall

Shoots

 

 

 

 

Leaves

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RAW/COOK

Spring-Fall

Buds/Flowers

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RAW/COOK

Spring-Fall

Fruits

 

 

 

 

Roots

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COOK

 

Seeds

 

 

   

Nuts

 

 

 

 

Pods

 

 

 

 

Stalk

 

 

 

 

Bark

 

 

 

 

PORTION: small

COMMENT/CAUTION:  Taste of flowers depends on if bees already ate the nectar. Flowers can be dried and ground into flour. Root can be dried before cooking. CAUTION:  “NEVER ferment and eat any part of it. You want your clover either completely fresh or completely dried, Never in between. Lastly clover in warm climates can produce small amounts of cyanide. Here is the site address:   http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/10/071001151308.htm ” (1),(4)

NUTRITION/MEDICINAL:  protein (4) Antirheumatic;  Antiscrophulatic;  Depurative;  Detergent;  Ophthalmic;  Tonic. (1)

LOOK-A-LIKES:  other clovers, wood sorrel http://www.foragingtexas.com/2008/08/wood-sorel.html

POISONOUS LOOK-A-LIKES: 

OTHER USES: green manure (1)

SOURCE LINKS (may include nutritional and medicinal info, plus other uses):

  1. https://www.pfaf.org/user/plant.aspx?LatinName=Trifolium+repens  
  2. http://www.eattheweeds.com/clover-available-around-the-world-2
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trifolium_repens  
  4. http://www.foragingtexas.com/2008/08/clover.html  (good photos)