White prairie clover, a member of the Fabaceae (Bean) family, has few to several smooth, upright stems arising from a taproot with wide-spread branching roots. The alternate leaves have five to nine linear-oblong, dotted leaflets. The leaflets are borader than those of Purple prairie clover. The terminal inflorescence consists of one to a few spikes of crowded, small, white flowers.

White prairie clover usually blooms late spring through summer and is frequently found in dry to mesic prairies. Used by Native Americans to brew tea from the leaves and they also used the raw roots as food. This plant is drought resistant.