Red Clover (Trifolium pratense)

Here is another 'walk by' flower. When did you stop and take a close look at Red Clover?

Red Clover is common in pastures, meadows and hedgerows just about everywhere and it just taken for granted but this flower is very lovely when seen close up with its multi pea flower head.

Red Clover is an essential plant for bumble-bees of all types, they thrive on it and as it is in flower from May right through until September it is a reliable, ongoing food source for them.

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