Belongs to: pea family

Red clover Trifolium pratense

Best time to see: mid May to mid Oct

Key facts

Familiar red-pink clover of pasture, native to Europe and also naturalised to grow in North America

Widely grown to feed livestock and as a green manure, because its roots 'fix' nitrogen in the soil

Important source of nectar for long-tongued species of bee

© Tony Gunton

© Tony Gunton