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Red Clover
Trifolium pratense

Other Names: N/A

Family
Flower
  • head is 1.5-2.5cm (.5-1 inch) wide and 2.5cm (1 inch) long
  • flowers are densly packed in a rounded formation
  • a magenta or purple flower
Leaf
  • divided into three leaflets
  • comes off of a hairy stem
  • 1.5 – 5cm (.5-2 inch) long leaflets
  • short, oval leaflets often with white markings on them
Location
  • fields and meadows across North America
Flowering Time
  • May - September
Other
  • Originally from Europe, this plant is very common and often used in crop rotations because of its ability to store nitrogen in its roots, which helps restore the fertility of the soil
Name Origin
  • N/A
Red Clover flower

Red Clover plant

Red Clover leaf