Black-leaved clover is a creeping perennial bearing rounded heads of creamy white flowers. Blooming in early summer, they are borne on long stalks above a lush foliage of three or four-leaved, bronze-chocolate leaves with bright green edges.
Trifolium repens 'Purpurascens Quadrifolium' is an ornamental variety of the common wild flower, White clover. The leaves are divided into four leaflets rather than the usual three so if you are superstitious and value four leaf clovers this is the plant for you. Each leaf is dark maroon purple and nicely edged and speckled with green. It is a low growing hardy perennial that eventually spreads over a wide area with its stems rooting as they go. The flowers are the usual clover heads of tiny flowers clustered into a rounded head. They detract considerably from the effect of the plant and should be removed.