Scientific Name: Medicago minima (L.) L.
Also Known As: White Clover
Weed Family: Fabaceae


Burclover is a perennial which is very similar in appearance to black medic. It contains a three oblong leaflets, the center leaflet being on its own pediole. The leaflets often have brown spots on the upper surface. The flowers of burclover are yellow. Burclover reproduces by seeds from "burred" seed pods as well as spreading prostrate stolons which allows burclover to tolerate close mowing. Burclover is found from Virginia south to Florida, west to Texas and Missouri.

Herbicide Use

Knowing the optimum timing for a chemical control application will help to minimize the amount of chemical required for burclover control. For optimum control, make your herbicide application when burclover is actively growing and in the seedling to flower stage of growth.


Germination Dates

Zone-7: October-NovemberZone-8: October-NovemberZone-9: November-DecemberZone-10: November-December