Sunday, 22 July 2012

Two clovers

Currently we have two clovers blooming in Filnore Woods:  the red clover which is a native and the white clover, an introduced species. 

The white clover, aka dutch clover, is the one that invades your lawn.  It does have the merit of staying green when the rest of the lawn is parched by June heatwaves  -  errrr, maybe not so much this year.  It spreads by runners like strawberries and creeping buttercups.

The red clover is not red.  It is pink or purple.  It stands more erect than the white clover and the leaflets are more pointed.

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