What airs outblown from ferny dells
And clover-bloom and sweet brier smells.
~John Greenleaf Whittier
Appreciating the common clover today. (I was glad to find a "Greenleaf" clover quote.)
Trifolium pratense L.
Amédée Masclef from Atlas des plantes de France, 1891
photo by J Stimp
Trifolium fragiferum fruits close up Campo de Calatrava, Spain
ohoto by Javier Martin
The Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus) on a Trifolium pratense (Red Clover)
photo by Friedrich Böhringer
White Clover (Chiba, Japan, Tokyo)
photo by t-mizo
Trifolium pratense L., Trifolium medium L.
by Carl Axel Magnus Lindman
Red Clover Iced Tea
Note: I got side-tracked a bit by thinking about clovers and shamrocks. I have shamrocks that look like this:
I also have purple ones like these. So in my head I think of those as shamrocks and the stuff above as clover, except on St Patrick's Day when shamrocks are four-leaf clovers. How do you visualize shamrocks and clovers? (Also were you surprised by the clover fruits? We don't have those in my part of the world.)