Specifications

  • Height At Maturity Under 3 Feet
  • Ships Year Round
  • Exposure Full Sun
  • Bloom Season Summer
  • Bloom Color Yellow,White
  • Zone 3,4,5,6,7,8,9
  • Usage Flowering
  • Categories Native Plants
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Field Clover

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Field Clover can reach heights of 4 to 11 inches.

This herbaceous plant of the Fabaceae family restores soils. It reinvigorates ground between crop variations and prevents erosion. It also serves to beautify landscapes with its droplets of pale yellow cloister blooms atop hairy stems characterized by ‘tri bifurcate’ alternating leaf clusters of sharp, shiny green with serrated edges. It reaches a height of 10 to 30 centimeters or 3.9 to 11.8 inches above the ground. The flowers themselves grow to a measure of 1 to 2cm at maturity in a visually pleasing teardrop shape.

Its groups of three tear-shaped leaves instantly recognize the field, Clover.

General Hardy Planting Zone values for this plant ranges from 7 to 11, but the critical factor is humidity vs. extremes. Commonly referred to as Low Hop Clover, Hop Trefoil, and Large Hop Clover, it is regularly used to cure soils of nitrogen challenges due to its natural fertilization abilities. Commercial and personal crop farmers enjoy and employ Field Clover’s advantages for soil health and grazing animals such as cows, buffalo, goats, and horses. It is an edible plant for humans, as well. Different uses include tea, flour, and seed roasts. Plant it in February and eat it from April through October.

It is instantly recognizable by its groups of three tear-shaped leaves and small white flowers with many thin petals. Bees love to come by these flowers to collect their nectar, pollinating the plant. The plant spreads nicely on its own with little need to care for it, and it’s a favorite food of many cute animals that graze along the ground, like deer, rabbits, mice, and many other critters that children will enjoy seeing through their window. One might even find a lucky four-leafed clover in the patch. It is a perennial and will come back every year. Field Clover will give a natural look to a lawn. Field Clover is an excellent grass to add to bare spots on a lawn. Field Clover will cover a lot of areas where no other grass or plants would grow. It will also provide a very natural look when grown.

 

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