The pink, bilaterally symmetrical flowers are small long, and tubular, measuring 1.5 cm in length. The flower petals form the characteristic pea flower: a lower keel, formed by two fused lower petals and two upper wings, modified lateral petals. Petals are curved upward and are arranged in a dome-shaped cluster, measuring 1.5-2.5 cm. in width, and positioned atop the terminal shoot.
The fruit are pod-like with a singular seed.
The leaflets are small, measuring 1.5-5 cm. in length and rounded. They are covered in thin down, are textured and are deep green with a light green, V-shaped smudge in its center.
Red clover is very persistent and grows best in old fields, lawns, along roadsides and in all other similar environments.
Red Clover was introduced from Europe as a hay and pasture crop.
Like all members of the Pea family, red clover has nitrogen-producing root nodules, so is extremely useful for crop rotation.