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Clover Red (Rubus)

Most people will recognize the regular clover plant. The reddish flowers are sessile in large (relative to the other clovers) spherical heads. Each leaf usually shows a pale chevron. In referring to the uses of red clover, Clevely writes: "dried flowers produce a volatile oil and a soothing tea for promoting sleep; taken medicinally as an expectorant for respiratory disorders, and to treat skin problems such as eczema and psoriasis. Externally, an infusion soothes burns and sores. Flowers also make a good wine and yield a yellow dye." The Red Clover is the state flower of Vermont.

Red Clover

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Peter Landry

2011