Red Clover – 5/31/20

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 5/31/20

Observation Time: 4:40 p.m.

Observation Location: Moose Hill Farm (TTOR)

Common Name: Red clover

Scientific Name: Trifolium pratense

Comments: Clover is widely grown as a fodder crop, valued for its nitrogen fixation, which increases soil fertility. For these reasons, it is used as a green manure crop.

This specimen had not yet produced its reddish flowers, but the two-tone pattern on its leaves is characteristic of red clover.

More Information: Wikipedia

I took this photo near the same location on 6/2/20: