A lovely prairie wildflower, White Prairie Clover reaches about two feet high and thrives in mesic to dry soils in prairie to savanna situations. The narrow white cone-like flowers bloom all summer, attracting many pollinators, and is the larval host for the Dogface Sulphur and Reakirt’s Blue butterflies. Two oligolectic (specialist) plasterer bees visit the flowers.
It is also readily consumed by herbivores, especially rabbits, and should be fenced until well established.
Soil Type: Clay/Loam/Sand
Soil Conditions: Mesic-Dry
Flower Color: White
Light: Full sun
Credits: Info courtesy of Pizzo Native Nursery and IllinoisWildflowers.Info; Photo courtesy of Illinoiswildflowers.info