Red Clover Trifolium pratense

Red Clover Trifolium pratense

One of the many delights to be found in a wild flower meadow.

Red Clover Trifolium pratense

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May 2018, local field, Staffordshire, England. © Pete Hillman. Sigma 18-300mm lens.

Red Clover II

Red Clover Trifolium pratense

Red Clover Trifolium pratense

Red Clover Trifolium pratense

Red Clover Trifolium pratense

For more information on this beuatiful plant please se my previous Red Clover page.


July 2011, local field, Staffordshire. © Pete Hillman 2011.

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.