Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Red Clover - a Naturalized Prairie Wildflower

Because this blog needs more pink, a Red Clover flower:

Red Clover. Copyright © Shelley Banks, all rights reserved.

And yes, I know Red Clover is not a native plant in the Canadian Prairies, but it has lived here long enough to spread out and become a fairly common wildflower — and, when you look closely at the tiny compound flowers, they are very pretty.

Red Clover is a legume, and can be identified by the white V-shape on its non-serrated hairy leaves, and the terminal, or top, position of its pinkish-purple flowers.

Prairie Wildflower: Red Clover
Location: Near Muenster, Saskatchewan, Canada
Photo Date: July 6, 2015


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