Transformational Gardening

Disclaimer: Foraging can be fun, rewarding and provide health benefits. As a novice forager, I will be sharing my foraging experiences. However, in order to be safe, always consult with local foraging experts and guidebooks before beginning foraging. Children should learn to forage safely by being guided by experienced adults. Never ingest anything unless you are certain of the identification and safety of the plant. Some plant species are inedible and some are poisonous.

Alsike Clover (Trifolium hybridum): Images

Date Location Notes Images
June 26, 2012 Southeastern, New Hampshire Out of the 16 white, pink or purple Trifolium flowers in New England, only White Clover and Alsike Clover (Trifolium hybridum) have flower pedicels longer than 0.5 mm (usually 2 mm or longer). To differentiate these two plants:
  • Alsike Clover grows more upright and does not root at the nodes. White Clover roots at the nodes and is more spreading.
  • Alsike Clover has flower petals of two different colors. White Clover has flower petals usually all of a similar color.
  • Most of the end of the stipules for Alsike Clover are free from the stem. The end of the stipules for White Clover wraps around the stem, forming a tube.