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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Plant Height: 6 - 24 inches
Plant Spread: 6 - 12 inches
Leaves: Semi-evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Purple
Red
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Dynamic Accumulator: Nitrogen fixer
P (Phosphorus)
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies
Bees
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Least Concern
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Common names
  • Red Clover

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Location: Hohe Tauern - Austria
Location: Northeastern, Texas
Date: 2017-06-25
Location: Wellington, New Zealand
credit: Tony Wills
Location: Nature reserve, Gent, Belgium
Date: 2012-05-23
Location: Hohe Tauern - Austria
Location: Hohe Tauern - Austria
Location: Miami County, Indiana
Date: Summer 2006
Close Up View
Location: Indiana zone 5
Date: 2013-06-23
Location: Hohe Tauern - Austria
Location: Hoffman, NC (McKinney Fish Hatchery)
Date: July 21, 2022
Red clover #49; RAB p. 589; 98-14-5; LHB p.581, "Latin for three
Location: Hoffman, NC (McKinney Fish Hatchery)
Date: July 22, 2022
Red clover #49; RAB p. 589; 98-14-5; LHB p.581, "Latin for three
Location: Indiana zone 5
Date: 2014-05-09
whole pulled plant  32 inches tip to tip
Photo by SongofJoy
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2012-08-20
Location: Home pasture
Date: 2020-07-23
By KYgal

Photo by Leo Michels
Location: Northumberland, UK
Date: 2014-06-23
Location: Hiking Trail In Fairfax :-)
Location: Banff, Canada | August, 2022
Date: 2022-08-03

Courtesy Sustainable Seed Company
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Location: Aberdeen, NC
Date: November 3,  2021
Red clover #49; RAB p. 589; 98-14-5; LHB p.581, "Latin for three

 Courtesy Outsidepride
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Location: My garden in Belgium
Date: 2009-06-04
Location: Nature Reserve Gent, Belgium
Date: 2009-05-22

Credit NPS
Location: Great Smokey Mountains National Park, Tennessee 
Date: 2014-05-27
Location: Long Island, NY 
Date: 2013-09-27

wp clipart
Location: Fairfax, VA | July, 2022
Date: 2022-07-18
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Courtesy Sustainable Seed Company
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Location: central Illinois
Date: 2011-09-11
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2011-09-11
Location: Fairfax VA
Date: 2022-06-25

credit: Dwindrim
Location: My garden in Belgium
Date: 2009-08-22
Location: Nature Reserve Gent, Belgium
Date: 2009-11-25
Location: central Illinois
Date: 8-19-12
Comments:
  • Posted by Sharon (Calvert City, KY - Zone 7a) on Nov 19, 2011 12:58 AM concerning plant:
    Red clover is an old plant, celebrated historically for its magical powers. At one time it was credited with the ability to protect against evil and witchcraft. The four leaf clover, an occasional variety resulting from mutation, was and still is considered a sign of luck.

    Medicinally it was used to ease coughing, colds, sore throats and skin irritations. Native Americans made a salve of it to help cure burns. In spring they also ate the leaves of the plant (a relative of the pea) as a vegetable. Red clover tea is still used by some herbalists as a remedy for sore throats.

    In agriculture it is used as a soil improving cover crop, as fodder for cattle and it is a good source of nectar for honeybees.

    Its name comes from the color of its blooms.
  • Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Sep 27, 2013 4:21 PM concerning plant:
    Red Clover is a common clover growing in meadows, along roadsides, or in ditches. It seems to like growing just about anywhere. The blooms are attractive to bees.
  • Posted by Johannian (The Black Hills, SD - Zone 5a) on Jan 11, 2022 8:50 PM concerning plant:
    Range: throughout. Additional info: like many Clovers, this does not make good hay. If cut late in the season and fed in quantity to livestock it is debilitating, for reasons not entirely known.
  • Posted by robertduval14 (Milford, New Hampshire - Zone 5b) on Apr 15, 2013 9:46 PM concerning plant:
    Vermont's state flower.
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