White Prairie Clover is a member of the legume family and is known for its tall, slender, showy upright clump habit, with fine textured green leaves that are larger than the purple prairie clover. The showy clusters of white flowers appear like 'buttons', opening from the bottom upward. The clumps bloom from June-September, often a week later than Purple Prairie Clover. Seedheads persist for winter interest. White Prairie Clover adapts to many soil types and is drought tolerant due to its slender taproots. A true native beauty whose blooms are attractive to bees and butterflies!
Height: 36-48 inches
Spread: 24-36 inches
USDA Hardiness Zone: 3-9
Growing & Maintenance Tips
Full sun to light shade, average, moderate or high moisture soils. A very adaptable plant.
Wonderful plant to compliment other native perennials in the garden and to attract butterflies.
White Prairie Clover photo via Flickr commercial use: USDA NRCS Montana
White Prairie Clover close up photo via Flickr commercial use: Matt Lavin (2005)