Mar. 3, 2017

white clover, Trifolium repens

Here's a look at one of the world's most widespread plants. Originally from Europe and central asia, it has now been introduced just about everywhere. I would encourage everyone to throw out that broadleaf herbicide, and welcome back the clover (and dandelions too). The bees need all the help they can get. White clover is widely used for fodder, but strangely, some strains produce cyanide when the leaves are injured. Apparently, it's not enough to be an issue. White clover occurs in open areas in every state and province. Lenawee Co MI, 5/8/12