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Red Clover
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Trifolium pratense

red clover

plant overview
sweet nectar for bees

Red clover is a low-growing, flowering plant commonly found in fields, meadows and other undisturbed grounds. Like many other members of the legume family, red clover contains isoflavones and coumarin compounds, the latter of which are partly responsible for the sweet taste of the flower tops that bees enjoy visiting and people enjoy in salads and teas. Together with the flowers, the somewhat bitter leaves are used in tea blends. Red clover flowers and leaves are also used to make infusions and extracts for use in skin and hair preparations.

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Red clover
Trifolium pratense

red clover

plant overview
sweet nectar for bees

Red clover is a low-growing, flowering plant commonly found in fields, meadows and other undisturbed grounds. Like many other members of the legume family, red clover contains isoflavones and coumarin compounds, the latter of which are partly responsible for the sweet taste of the flower tops that bees enjoy visiting and people enjoy in salads and teas. Together with the flowers, the somewhat bitter leaves are used in tea blends. Red clover flowers and leaves are also used to make infusions and extracts for use in skin and hair preparations.

01.
A Bit of Botany
a little botanical information on red clover

description
Trifolium pratense, is an herbaceous, short-lived perennial plant and a member of the Fabaceae family.

Red clover varies greatly in size—its height can range from roughly 8 inches to 2 1/2 feet. It produces alternate, trifoliate (with three leaflets) leaves. The leaflets are green with a characteristic pale crescent in the outer half of the leaf; they measure roughly 15–30 mm long and 8–15 mm broad. The petiole (leafstalk) is 1–4 cm long, with a pair of basal stipules.

Red clover flowers are produced in a dense inflorescence and appear dark pink with a paler base, they are 12–15 mm long.

common names & nomenclature
Red clover's genus name—Trifolium—is in reference to the three leaflets on each leaf.

Also known as:
red clover

for educational purposes only

This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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you should always consult with your doctor
before making any changes to your diet!!
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