Red Clover

Trifolium pratense

Red Clover is a herbaceous perennial which has rounded pink to red flower heads which have a leaf directly below them. The leaves are formed of three oval leaflets, often with a whitish V-shaped band.

It flowers May to September, and it is found in meadows, pastures, rough grassland, wasteland and verges. A native species, and abundant and widespread throughout.

This is an important pollinator for bees and other insects. It is also extensively grown for pastureland as a forage crop for livestock.