Clover – Red

Trifolium pratense

Family Pea or Bean (Fabaceae)
Bloom Summer
Habitat Sun, fields, pastures, roadsides
Status Non-Native
Cycle Perennial
Height 6-24″
Flower Flower is made up of clusters of 50-100 rosy red flowers that appear as one large flower about 1″ in diameter.
Leaf Leaves are typical 3-lobed clover leaves. Leaflets have white markings in a V-shape.
Notes Stems are hairy. Clover was introduced from Europe as a hay and pasture crop. It is one of the most common flowers found in meadows and along roads. It is pollinated by honeybees. Withouth these insects, it is unable to produce seeds and will eventually die out.

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