Weed-opedia: Hop Clover – Southern Exposure

Weed-opedia: Hop Clover

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Large Hop Clover

Hop Clover (Trifolium Campestre)

What does it look like?: Hop Clover is an invasive weed that thrives in shady areas with loosely compacted soil. Look for bright yellow flowers and the 3-leaflet clusters that are distinctive of clovers.

What causes it?: Shady areas with loosely compacted soil.

When does it show up?: Summer.

Best treatment plan: Pulling by hand works, but if you want a less manually demanding treatment a Clover selective herbicide works great as well. Call a professional for a free quote.

How long will it take to get rid of it?: Some herbicide treatments can kill the weed in a matter of days, but watch the area to see if it comes back. May take multiple applications.