Jun. 16, 2020

low hop clover, Trifolium campestre

If ever there was a little weed that rewards getting down on your belly, it's hop clover. It's a welcome weed, known for its ability to nourish the soil and grazing critters. In this case its growing in the old gravel pit area and farm fields at Ives Preserve, playing it's part in restoring that habitat. Low hop is now in every state and province except AK, AZ, CO, HI, NV, SD, UT, AB, LB, NT, NU, SK, and YT, and on SPM. Ives Fen Preserve, Lenawee Co MI, 6/13/20. Bean family, Fabaceae.