Short-lived, perennial legume used globally in humid region and irrigated grass-legume pastures. Used to produce a high-quality pasture, hay, and/or silage when planted with a grass, making an excellent feed for livestock and poultry. Works well as a cover crop because it grows rapidly and spreads quickly via stolons; frequently used in orchards and vineyards. Excellent forage quality, but bloat hazard when percentage exceeds 40% of the mixture. Plants are glabrous with indeterminate, prostrate stolons that root at nodes. Leaves are palmately trifoliate with long petioles. White to pinkish flowers are borne in round heads on long peduncles. Moderate to high fertility and adequate moisture are needed for good production. Tolerant of moderately acid to moderately alkaline soils, wet soils, and flooding. Does not grow well under saline conditions or heat and drought. Continual haying will cause a loss of white clover in the stand due to shading from tall grasses. Continued close grazing will favor the clover over pasture grasses. Susceptible to slug damage.