Trifolium repens – White Clover

Other notes

Notes: This plant has been recorded as a new larval host for Colias nilagiriensis – Nilgiri Clouded Yellow by S. Jeevith from Nilgiri, Tamil Nadu in 2017.



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Jeevith, S. and N. Kawthankar. 2024. Trifolium repens L. – White Clover. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 4.12. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL:, accessed 2024/07/21.