Trifolium repens – Four Leaf Clover:
Trifolium repens, the white clover (also known as Dutch clover), is a species of clover native to Europe, North Africa, and West Asia. It has been widely introduced worldwide as a pasture crop, and is now also common in most grassy areas of North America and New Zealand. White clovers are part of the pea family Fabaceae.
The genus name, Trifolium, derives from the Latin tres, “three”, and folium, “leaf”, so called from the characteristic form of the leaf, which has three leaflets (trifoliate); hence the popular name trefoil.
The species name, repens, is Latin for “creeping”.