White clover can be distinguished from other clovers by its white flowers, three leaflets with rounded tips, more than 5 flowers per stem, and its creeping habit.
Trifolium repens, like other members of the pea family, fix nitrogen (a limiting factor in plant growth). This makes clover an important agricultural and rangeland plant-by planting it with grasses it is possible to increase the grass yield. Clover leaves and flowers are also good forage for wildlife, such as moose, grizzly bear, white-tailed deer, and blue grouse. Clover is used widely by bees to produce honey.