Red Clover

Trifolium pratense

Family: Pea (Leguminosae)

Petal Arrangement: The irregular Red Clover flower grows thickly on the flower head. Because of its many, string-like petals, the Red Clover flower is bushy and soft looking.

Color: Red Clover ranges in color from purple to pink/red.

Leaf Arrangement: The alternate leaves of the Red Clover branch out into 3 leaflets per leaf. The leaflets are almond-shaped and have a white splotch in the center.

Size, Location, Season: The Red Clover grows between 15-41 cm. (6-16in.) tall. It can be found along roadsides and fields throughout the northern East coast. May-September.

** Found at Brandeis University in Chaples Field, Waltham Ma. -Late September.

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