This patch of Red Clover or Trifolium pratense is one of many patches in the field where I found the Wild Orchid and also where the Pink Yarrow was growing. It is a very pretty field filled with an array of pink-coloured wildflowers and grasses.
Red Clover is a plant which seems to have all sorts of benefits including use as a fodder crop for livestock and poultry, and use as a green manure. It is a member of the pea family – leguminosae – and as such fixes nitrogen in the soil.
Although it is described as Red Clover, it is actually pink or purple in colour.
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