One of the many delights to be found in a wild flower meadow.
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May 2018, local field, Staffordshire, England. © Pete Hillman. Sigma 18-300mm lens.
For more information on this beuatiful plant please se my previous Red Clover page.
July 2011, local field, Staffordshire. © Pete Hillman 2011.
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.