Can be perennial or annual, depending on the exact speciesAppearance:
Clover can have either an annual or perennial life cycle. Germination occurs in the fall when temperatures remain between 50 and 60 degrees. Germination will continue throughout the winter and early spring. The leaves on clover have three oval leaflets. The flowers on clover can range in color from white, pink, purple, and yellow.
Clover can be controlled through hand pulling, hoeing, or applying mulch. In lawns, you may need to use herbicides. Clover seed has a hard coating that makes it very heat tolerant. It allows the seed to remain viable for a longer period of time. Preemergent herbicides containing isoxaben, trifluralin, oryzalin, or pendimethalin should be applied in late fall or early winter. Post-emergent herbicides containing glyphosate may also be necessary.Local Turf Pros can help you achieve a weed free lawn with our weed control program.