RED CLOVER

Trifolium pratense

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Conservation Status

Green, least concern

Best Time to See

Flowers May to September

Natural Habitat

Waste ground, grassy places, roadsides

While not as common as it’s white relation, red clover is still often found in lawns and parks throughout the UK.

It’s reddish-pink flowers form oval clusters and it’s leaves – while still recognisably ‘cloverleaf’ shaped – are larger, downy and marked with a white ‘V’.

Distribution
Found throughout the UK.

Did you know?
It is used in herbal medicine to treat respiratory and skin disorders.

Red clover contains “isoflavones” which are changed inside the body to “phytoestrogens” which are similar to the hormone estrogen. Some women use red clover for symptoms of the menopause such as hot flashes; for breast pain or tenderness and for premenstrual syndrome.

Local names including bee-bread, honeystalks and suckbottles refer to the sweet nectar or honey that can be sucked from the flowers.

www.plantlife.org.uk for more information

SHOP FOR RED CLOVER

BEE MIX

A mix of native wildflowers that bees will just love! This carefully selected mix is designed specifically to attract solitary bees, honey bees and bumblebees. Each seed ball contains approximately 30 seeds from a mix of Birdsfoot Trefoil, Foxglove, Red Clover, Viper’s Bugloss and Wild Marjoram – all recommended as bee-friendly plants by the Bumblebee Conservation Trust. We’ve also added a sprinkling of pollinator-friendly annuals Chamomile, Cornflower, Corn marigold, and Night-flowering catchfly. See Full Listing.

PLANTLIFE MIX

The ideal mix for garden flower beds! Curated by wildflower conservation organisation Plantlife, this mix includes five native wildflowers that are most likely to thrive in the nutrient rich soils commonly found in our gardens. Proceeds from the sale of every tin go directly to supporting Plantlife’s new nature reserve – Greena Moor in Cornwall. Do pop across to our conservation pages for more information on our work with Plantlife. See Full Listing.

MUM'S MEADOW

A super wildflower gift tin for your Mum 🙂 This limited edition design is based on our Plantlife Mix – five native wildflowers that are most likely to thrive in the nutrient rich soils commonly found in our gardens. Proceeds from the sale of every tin go directly to supporting Plantlife’s new nature reserve – Greena Moor in Cornwall. See Full Listing.