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Trifolium nigrescens

Trifolium nigrescens (Small white clover)

is a tender annual deciduous forb with white flowers in mid Spring. It grows well in semi-shade, and prefers medium levels of water. This plant requires a minimum of 119 frost free days to grow successfully. It has no drought tolerance.


Trifolium nigrescens grows in soils ranging from a pH of 6 (acidic ranges from 5.6 to 6) to 6.9 (neutral ranges from 6.6 to 7.5). It is adapted to clay, silt, loam, silty clay, sandy clay, clay loam, silt loam, sandy loam, silty clay loam and sandy clay loam soils, and prefers medium fertility.


This is a erect plant and has a single crown growth form, and has an ultimate height of 0.9m / 3ft.


The leaves are green in Summer.

Fruit and seed

There is a high fruit/seed abundance beginning in Spring and ending in Summer.


Propagation techniques include seed.

12°C / 53.6F 6 to 6.9 0.9m / 3ft
Scientific classifications [Edit]
Genus ? Trifolium
Specific epithet ? nigrescens
Common names
Small white clover (United States)
IPNI details on Trifolium nigrescens
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