Authentic Wisconsin.  Red Clover - Trifolium pratense


Red Clove on bank of retaining pond on June 20, 2019.

Above: Red Clover on bank of retaining pond at the corner of Manitou Way and Nakoma Road in Madison, Wisconsin. (6/20/19).


Red Clover - Trifolium pratense

Red Clover is perennial, flowering plant of variable in size the bean (pea) family. It is a naturalized plant to North America.

The flowers are pink or purplish pink, becoming light pink or white toward the base of the flowerhead.

Red clover's flowers and leaves are edible, and can be added as garnishes to any dish. Also, they can be ground into a flour. For more information about eatting Red Clover, visit www.ediblewildfood.com, or Mom Prepares, or Pratical Self Reliance.

NOTE: You should always consult a reputable field guide when foraging for edible wildflowers and plants to ensure proper identification and important preparation processes and precautions.

Other names include: dwarf Red Clover, sunshine rose, wild Red Clover.

Red Clover on bank of retaining pond at the corner of Manitou Way and Nakoma Road in Madison, Wisconsin on June 6, 2019.

Red Clover on bank of retaining pond at the corner of Manitou Way and Nakoma Road in Madison, Wisconsin on June 6, 2019.

Above: Red Clover on bank of retaining pond at the corner of Manitou Way and Nakoma Road in Madison, Wisconsin on June 6, 2019.



Red Clover
(Trifolium pratense)
by Scottish author, Elizabeth Gordon

Red Clover swaying in the breeze

Holds receptions for the bees;

Doesn't care for sweets himself

But likes to feed each hungry elf.



For more information on the Red Clover, visit Wikipedia.

Or, visit the UW-Madison Wisconsin State Herbarium website page about Red Clover.


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Red Clover
Trifolium pratense


Red Clover around retaining pond at the corner of Manitou Way and Nakoma Road in Madison, Wisconsin on June 10, 2019.


Above: Red Clover around retaining pond at the corner of Manitou Way and Nakoma Road in Madison, Wisconsin on June 10, 2019.


Red Clover around retaining pond at the corner of Manitou Way and Nakoma Road in Madison, Wisconsin on June 13, 2019.


Above: Red Clover around retaining pond at the corner of Manitou Way and Nakoma Road in Madison, Wisconsin on June 13, 2019.


Red Clover around retaining pond at the corner of Manitou Way and Nakoma Road in Madison, Wisconsin on July 27, 2019.


Above: Red Clover around retaining pond at the corner of Manitou Way and Nakoma Road in Madison, Wisconsin on July 27, 2019.


Red Clover on September 19, 2018.


Above: Red Clover on September 19, 2018.



Red Clover on bank of retaining pond at the corner of Manitou Way and Nakoma Road in Madison, Wisconsinon May 30, 2020.


Above: Red Clover on bank of retaining pond at the corner of Manitou Way and Nakoma Road in Madison, Wisconsin on May 30, 2020.


Red Clover on the bank of the retaining pond on June 2, 2020.


Above: Red Clover on bank of retaining pond at the corner of Manitou Way and Nakoma Road in Madison, Wisconsin on June 2, 2020.


Red Clover by sidewalk near Marion Dunn on Monroe Street on June 2, 2020.


Above: "Red Clover by sidewalk near Marion Dunn on Monroe Street on June 2, 2020.



Red Clover on the bank of the retaining pond on June 4, 2020.


Above: "Red Clover by sidewalk near Marion Dunn on Monroe Street on June 4, 2020.


Red Clover on bank of retaining pond at the corner of Manitou Way and Nakoma Road in Madison, Wisconsin on June 4, 2020.


Above: "Red Clover on bank of retaining pond at the corner of Manitou Way and Nakoma Road in Madison, Wisconsin on June 7, 2020.


Red Clover on shore of Lake Wingra in Madison, Wisconsin on July 12, 2020.


Above: "Red Clover on bank of retaining pond at the corner of Manitou Way and Nakoma Road in Madison, Wisconsin on June 7, 2020.


Red Clover Wild Flower Children by Elizabeth Gordon with illustration by Janet Laura Scott.

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