Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide


Trifolium repens
(white clover)



Trifolium repens (white clover)


  • Last modified
  • 25 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Trifolium repens
  • Preferred Common Name
  • white clover
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Dicotyledonae
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Trifolium repens

Preferred Common Name

  • white clover

International Common Names

  • English: Dutch clover
  • Spanish: Trebol; Trebol blanco; Trebol rastrero
  • French: Trefle blanc; Trefle rampant
  • Portuguese: trevo-branco; trevo-rasteiro

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Weiss- Klee
  • Italy: Trifoglio bianco
  • Japan: Shirotsumekusa
  • Netherlands: witte Klaver
  • Sweden: Vitkloever

EPPO code

  • TRFRE (Trifolium repens)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •                 Class: Dicotyledonae
  •                     Order: Fabales
  •                         Family: Fabaceae
  •                             Subfamily: Papilionoideae
  •                                 Genus: Trifolium
  •                                     Species: Trifolium repens

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 10 Jan 2020
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes


ChinaPresentCABI (Undated)
-GansuPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
-JiangxiPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
-YunnanPresentCABI (Undated)
-ZhejiangPresentCABI (Undated)
JapanPresentCABI (Undated)
-HokkaidoPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
-HonshuPresentCABI (Undated)
-KyushuPresentCABI (Undated)
PakistanPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
South KoreaPresentCABI (Undated)


BelarusPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
BulgariaPresentCABI (Undated)
CzechoslovakiaPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
Union of Soviet Socialist RepublicsPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
DenmarkPresentCABI (Undated)
FrancePresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
GermanyPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
GreecePresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
ItalyPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
NorwayPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
PolandPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
RomaniaPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
RussiaPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
SloveniaPresentCABI (Undated)
SwedenPresentCABI (Undated)
SwitzerlandPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
United KingdomPresentCABI (Undated)

North America

CanadaPresentCABI (Undated)
-AlbertaPresentCABI (Undated)
-British ColumbiaPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
-QuebecPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
-SaskatchewanPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
United StatesPresentCABI (Undated)
-CaliforniaPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
-FloridaPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
-GeorgiaPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
-IndianaPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
-KentuckyPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
-MarylandPresentCABI (Undated)
-MississippiPresentCABI (Undated)
-NebraskaPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
-New JerseyPresentCABI (Undated)
-New YorkPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
-North CarolinaPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
-OhioPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
-OregonPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
-PennsylvaniaPresentCABI (Undated)
-TennesseePresentCABI (Undated)
-WisconsinPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)


AustraliaPresentCABI (Undated)
-New South WalesPresentCABI (Undated)
-QueenslandPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
-Western AustraliaPresentCABI (Undated)
New ZealandPresentCABI (Undated)

South America

ArgentinaPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
BrazilPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)
ChilePresentCABI (Undated)

Distribution References

CABI Data Mining, Undated. CAB Abstracts Data Mining.,

CABI, Undated. CABI Compendium: Status as determined by CABI editor. Wallingford, UK: CABI

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