Oct. 22, 2020

crimson clover, Trifolium incarnatum

Crimson clover! If you're old enough to remember the Shondells, or maybe Joan Jett, you should probably stop reading now. But it's probably too late, and I do feel guilty about it. Like me, you may have a 'Crimson and Clover' earworm for the rest of the day. Crimson clover is a European import, but the song is all ours. This plant is used very much the same as other clovers and alfalfa. The sprouts are edible. Crimson clover grows wild in every state except AK, AZ, CO, IN, NV, UT, and WI, and in BC, MB, and ON. Chester Co SC, 3/15/16. Bean family, Fabaceae.