Sweet Betty

Biological Name:

Trifolium betonicum (Sweet-Betty)

Natural Habitat:

Sweet-Betty: Moist, well-drained soil in fields and along roadsides in the Eastern United States.


Sweet-Betty also known as Claytonia is a plant that is native to grassland and prairie regions of North America. It is an annual herb that can grow up to six inches tall and it has small oval-shaped leaves and small white or pink flowers that bloom in the spring. The plant is known for its sweet delicate flavor and it is often used in salads and other dishes.

About the author

Samuel is a gardening professional and enthusiast who has spent over 20 years advising homeowners and farm owners on weed identification, prevention and removal. He has an undergraduate degree in plant and soil science from Michigan State University.