Clover

Clover

We’ve all hunted for four-leaf clovers, haven’t we? I know I have. I was also intrigued to learn that for every 10,000 three-leaf clovers, there is only 1 four-leaf. No wonder I enjoyed looking for them. Being rare, they were special.

I was inspired to have clover on the blog today, as I have for many of my subjects, because the photos of the clover flowers were so pretty. 

Clover is a highly nutritious pasture plant and is pollinated by bumblebees and honeybees. These plants can suffer from ‘clover sickness’, however, which is prompted by infrequent crop rotations, insect pests, soil imbalance and the decline of pollinators.

FunFacts about Clover (Source) (Source)

  • The four leaves stand for faith, hope, love, and luck.
  • Four-leaf clovers are said to offer magical protection and ward of bad luck.
  • One of the myths about four-leaf clovers is that if you carry them in your pocket you’ll be able to see the fairies.
  • Four-leaf clovers are found among three-leaf clovers at a rate of 1 in 10,000.
  • Giving someone a four-leaf clover that you’ve found is said to double your luck.
  • The leaves of clover are trifoliate and rarely quatrefoiled, cinquefoil, or septfoil.
  • The flowers can be red, purple, white or yellow.
  • The phrase ‘to live in clover’ means to enjoy a life of ease, comfort and prosperity.

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23 thoughts on “Clover

  1. I was born and raised in South Carolina until I was 10. Then my family moved to Texas and for the past 51 years this is where I have lived.

  2. My mother has a four leaf clover tucked inside the family bible.

    At work we have the gardener mow down the clover. We can’t have the bees stinging little Kindie children bare feet.

  3. When I was a child the only clover I ever saw was the white flower clover growing in our yard. Searching for a four leaf clover was a pastime that kept us children entertained for hours. In all that searching, I never found one and now I am too old to have the patience to look for one.

  4. I would spend hours searching for four-leaf clover as a child. I did find one or two but I don’t recall having better luck because of it. Now I have large patches of it and I simply enjoy the flowers and watching the pollinators flock to it.

  5. Love the butterfly pics on the clover. I enjoy the purple & white flowers we have on the clover here.I don’t think i have ever seen the red or yellow before.I’ve never been lucky enough to find a 4 leaf clover before and at age 58 I’ve had plenty of time to look lol. My husband has found a couple however. With the odds of 10 thousand to 1 can see why they are so hard to find☺☺☺ I hope everyone has a wonderful day

  6. It will be a good day today! I learned something. I always saw the clover in the fields and yard. I even spent some time searching for the elusive four leaf one. I also saw the flowers later in the year and knew that the bunnies really liked them. Picked a lot of them for said bunnies. But . . . I never really connected the two as being the same thing. I don’t know why. It seems so obvious now that I think about it. Guess I just never thought about it. I am really sad that finding a four leaf clover allows one to see fairies is a myth. 😀 Thank you for the pictures and the fun facts.

  7. I love clover! I especially like the picture of the clover with the purple centers. In my yard we have patches of clover and I have found that we get those lucky 4 leaf clovers growing in bunches. This spring I found 5 growing all together in a 2 foot space!

  8. As most kids did/do I searched and still do for 4 leaf clover when I find it growing. I liked the picture with the purple flower it reminded me of Allums. Living in Central Ca clover can be a pest growing in yards when you don’t want it to.

  9. We have tons of clover here in NC as we did when we lived in several New England states.
    It’s why the rabbits love our excuse for a lawn. Lol

    Dried 4 leaf clovers are always falling out of my gardening books.

    I recently donated many gardening books to the local library sale and forgot to remove the clovers. Duh.

  10. I can relate with picture #4 – we had those growing in our yard back in N.Y. I used to hunt for 4 leaf clovers all the time *sigh* never found one. Being part Irish, thought if I found one I’d be double lucky. Unfortunately, no luck. Didn’t know they came with different colored flowers-only saw the white.

  11. Such lovely pictures! Clover is a favorite of mine and I try to keep it growing in my yard. It doesn’t seem to like the desert heat here in Southern California.

  12. I was raised on the bank of Lake Ontario, the farthest north you can go in Western NY and used to search for them all the time. Never found one but did find arrow heads ;).

  13. I have spent many hours as a child and as an adult looking for the all elusive four leaf clover lol. I also heard that if you hang around a nice old tree for a while nice and quiet…the fairies will come also! I love fairies and clovers!

  14. I have several four-leaf clovers that either I found or various family members did. My family is Irish so four-leaf clovers are/were a common item/subject in our family. I actually have a five-leaf clover that we found.

  15. I remember one time when we were visiting a relative in Virginia, my brothers and I found a lot of four-leaf clovers in a small patch. There were adult witnesses.

    Denise from Maryland

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