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Pink to purple, egg-shaped, very short stalk or unstalked, up to 3cm wide.
Egg-shaped pod, not hairy.
Each leaf has 3 finely toothed leaflets, the lower ones being stalked and upper unstalked. Leaflets often have a white crescent in their centres. Leaflets are variable in shape from round to linear and pointed.
The flowers and leaves of Red Clover can be eaten raw or cooked, or used in salads.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Flowers have a slightly pleasant honey-like aroma.
Bee Bread, Broad-leaved Clover, Cleaver Grass, Clovone, Cow Clover, Cow Grass, Honeysuckle Clover, Marl Grass, Meadow Clover, Meadow Honeysuckle, Meadow Trefoil, Purple Clover, Wild Clover.
Farmland, grassland, lawns, meadows, roadsides, wasteland.