In my gardens (in the Pacific Northwest) I get this reddish clover-like weed that really starts to assert itself in the May-June timeframe (but does pop up in April, and sticks around through the summer). It has yellow flowers, and the leaves seem to get more red as they are exposed to more sunlight. The roots are surprisingly deep and strong, and it’s typically a single root with lots of spreading on the surface.
The leaves look very clover-like, and the roots remind me of the white clover in my lawn.
Is this actually a clover (and what kind if so)? If so, are there any benefits to keeping it amongst my flowers or veggies (like nitrogen fixation or suppressing other more harmful weeds)?