||Low, creeping, spreading plant. Flowers are small,
white or pale pink, and irregular, and somewhat resemble pea
flowers. They are bunched together tightly into a
spherical flowerhead at the end of a long leafless stalk.
Leaves arise directly from creeping, rooting horizontal stem.
Leaves have three egg-shaped leaflets, each usually marked with
a pale chevron.
Alien weed, common in lawns, fields, meadows
and roadsides. In Wildwood it is common along the Riverway
bike path and Wildwood Drive.
Flowers in white balls with 3-parted chevron-marked leaves
easily identify this plant. Alsike Clover (Trifolium
hybridum) has similiar leaves and flowers, but has a
branching erect stalk which bears leaves. It has not yet
been reported in Wildwood.
White sweet clover (Melilotus alba) looks very
different, having flowers that are not in a ball.