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Trifolium pratense

Red Clover

Family Fabaceae

 


Use
Cooked, Tea, Flour. Best when flowerheads and leaves are boiled. Dried flowerheads can be added to tea. Dried flowerheads and seeds can be ground into protein-rich flour.


 


Description

Growth Form: Weed-like short stalked plants. Often dispersed as groundcover.

Leaves: Three Leaflets. Marked with pale chevrons.

 

Flowers: Purple-Red in rounded heads. .




Red Clover (Emily Silver, Weston MA)
Flower


Red Clover (Emily Silver, Weston MA) Leaves

 

Habitat and Range

Fields, roadsides. Across United States.

Season

Harvested April-Sept.




Fun Facts

Bumblebees and honey bees are attracted to the honey scent and nectar of Red Clover; clover honey is a very popular variety.

Red Clover was imported from Europe.




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