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White clover

White clover

Trifolium repens


A sweet nectar source
are the small pea-shaped flowers
of the white clover.

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Recent Reports

Evergreen Trees and Shrubs Fruit (Middle) on Nov 28

Rowan Tree in San Jose, CA
Submitted by Trinh on Nov 29

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Common dandelion in San Jose, CA
Submitted by Trinh on Nov 29

Wildflowers and Herbs Flowers (Middle) on Nov 28

Common dandelion in San Jose, CA
Submitted by Trinh on Nov 29

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Bald cypress in Palos Heights, IL
Submitted by Karrie on Nov 29

Deciduous Trees and Shrubs Leaves Changing Color (Late) on Nov 24

Bald cypress in Palos Heights, IL
Submitted by Karrie on Nov 29

Deciduous Trees and Shrubs Leaves Unfolding (Late) on Nov 24

Bald cypress in Palos Heights, IL
Submitted by Karrie on Nov 29

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Northern red oak in Palos Heights, IL
Submitted by Karrie on Nov 29

Deciduous Trees and Shrubs Leaves Changing Color (Late) on Nov 24

Northern red oak in Palos Heights, IL
Submitted by Karrie on Nov 29

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