Red Clover

Name: Red Clover

Scientific name: Trifolium pratense

Category: Flowers

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About: Red Clover is a common plant of all kinds of grassy areas in the UK, from lawns to pastures, roadsides to meadows.

How to identify: Like other clovers, the leaves of Red Clover have the familiar trefoil look with three green leaflets each bearing a white V-shaped marking. The pinky-red flowers are borne in rounded heads and appear from May to October.

Where: Very common, grows all over the UK and Ireland

Fantastic fact: Bumblebees love red clover because it contains lots of nectar.

Photograph credit: Lee Schofield