| White Clover |
| Trifolium repens 'Rivendel'|
| Uses: Culinary/Medicinal
|| Duration: Perennial (hardy in zones 4-9) |
| When to Sow: Spring
|| Ease of Germination: Easy |
| (Dutch clover; Ladino clover)
Excellent ground cover and lawn replacement suitable for sunny, well-drained locations. A nitrogen-fixing legume, it is an excellent green manure plant that will improve soil fertility and boost organic content. Few know that the leaves are edible. The young leaves picked before the flowers appear can be used raw in salads. Leaves can also be cooked like spinach. The young flowers can be used in salads too. Like red clover, the dried flowers can be used for tea. The tea has been used for coughs, colds and fever. Ht. 10cm/4in.