Red clover is a legume that is often grown as a fodder crop or as a green manure. It is also used to make a sweet-tasting herbal tea.
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Basic information and facts
Red clover is native to Europe, Western Asia and Northwest Africa.
Europe, Western Asia, Northwest Africa, North America, Australia en New Zealand.
Annual, biennial, or perennial:
It is a perennial plant.
Pink or red flowers are round or egg shaped.
Trifoliate leaves. in the middle of the leaflets a light green or whitish spot.
Climate and weather:
Prefers temperate climate.
Usually 15 to 50 centimeters tall.
Red clover is grown as a fodder crop or as a green manure. It can also be used to make a sweet-tasting herbal tea. It is used in traditional medicine of India (e.g. as sedative, and anti-inflammatory). It is also promoted as a treatment for various human diseases in alternative medicine (e.g. to treat coughs).