My neighbor considers clover to be a weed and any that shows up in his lawn is quickly eradicated with chemicals. I'm of the opinion that clover is a beneficial "weed "in the garden because it attracts good insects like bumble bees and adds nitrogen to the soil.
"Clover is a genus of about 300 species of plants in the pea family Fabaceae. The genus has a cosmopolitan distribution; the highest diversity is found in the temperate Northern Hemisphere, but many species also occur in South America and Africa, including at high altitudes on mountains in the tropics.
They are small annual, biennial, or short-lived perennial herbaceous plants. The leaves are trifoliate (rarely 5- or 7-foliate), with stipules adnate to the leaf-stalk, and heads or dense spikes of small red, purple, white, or yellow flowers; the small, few-seeded pods are enclosed in the calyx."
The photo of the white clover bloom is from my garden. The red clover bloom is growing in an empty lot behind the burdock I posted previously. I've tried in the past to introduce the red one into my garden but haven't had any luck, fortunately for my neighbor. I love the scent of the white bloom but I am not sure if the red clover bloom is scented or not. As a kid I found two four-leafed clovers and every time I come across clover I have to stop and make an inspection.
If you're a vegetable gardener after you've harvested your crops plant clover to add nitrogen to the soil and prepare it for the following year. Just make sure it is the annual form and not the perennial as that can eventually compete with your other plants for nutrients in the soil. And if you're really hungry you can even eat clover after you've boiled it for about ten minutes, it is high in protein.