Before you step out back to forage weeds for dinner, there are a few things that you should know. Yesterday night, after reading your information, I tried that red clover tea and it was very good! White clover start out white, but as the plant ages, the flower may become slightly pink in color. Use them fresh or dried in baked goods. If you don't already have clover, you can grow it on your own! I had no idea some of the common weeds that grow here, too, (Edmonton, Alberta) had so many uses. And they're found just about everywhere there's an open grassy area. This was awesome, a bit of a take me back to my childhood growing up in Iowa. Other Name. I did not know clover was a weed. They can be used to make a tea; however, the preferable part of this wild edible is the flower. Studies have proved that clovers can protect against the development of breast cancer cells. It is a very beautiful red clover (really red). Scientific name: Trifolium repens L. Abundance: common What: leaves, flowers, root How: leaves-raw or cooked before flowers appear; flowers-raw, cooked, dried for tea or flour, also smoked; root-dried then cooked Where: lawns, fields When: spring, summer, fall Nutritional Value: protein Danger: soon after picking white clover can form dangerous cyanide. Smell the food for strong or acid odors. The leaflets fold up at night and open during the day. What are the names of Santa's 12 reindeers? Clover is commonly used as fodder for livestock and is also a valuable soil builder. I always favored clovers but never knew much about them. You can freeze the blossoms and greenery in ice cubes to fancy up beverages. Clovers are a valuable survival food, as they are high in protein, widespread, and abundant. In principle, people can eat grass; it is non-toxic and edible. Do They Taste Good. The flower is dark pink in color. Maybe we should have! great lens. I remember making clover necklaces and bracelets with my best friend Paula when we were little girls--but we never ate them. The leaves, flowers, seeds, and roots of clovers are all edible. Red clover leaves are pleasant to eat as they have a faint bean-like taste. Elizabeth Sheppard from Bowling Green, Kentucky on November 11, 2010: I used to eat the sweet leaves of white clover that grew in my back yard when I was a kid. My daughter and I spent part of the summer looking into edible plants. Great lens! 4 Trees That Have Leaves You Can Eat - One Green Planet The blooms of white and red clover can also be eaten. It kind of makes you feel more hopeful when you know there are edible plants even in an urban area. They were introduced to the Americas by settlers. The most common things to eat on the Clover are the flowerheads and the leaves, but are easier to eat if soaked for about an hour or boiled. Although leaves can be tossed into a salad or used in a tea, the preferable part of this wild edible is the flower. I've always loved the smell of clover flowers. The stems of the dock … By and large, sheep will eat the grass, plants, clover, and other types of legumes that grow in the habitat they are being raised. Celery tops are the leafy part of the celery. You can cook it like spinach, eat it raw, or steep it into a tea. Red clover also contains the blood-thinning substance coumarin. Red clover has been studied more. However, cultivated strains of White Clover have been developed that are without this glycoside. Thanks for this valuable lens on Clover. The clover flowers can also be eaten, either raw or steeped into tea. Remember, smell alone does not indicate a plant is edible or inedible. I was just weeding this morning... which tells you where I am on the issue. I've never eaten it. I only really knew about the tea. However, if too much chickweed is eaten, it can cause diarrhea. Jimmie Quick from Memphis, TN, USA on March 17, 2011: You just got a "Lucky Leprechaun Blessing" from a SquidAngel who really loves your lens. Can You Eat Bay Leaves? It is said that St. Patrick used the three-leaved clover as an illustration in order to teach the Trinity. CLOVER Flowers are sweet with a hint of licorice. Though it’s widely used as feed for animals and is considered by some to have medicinal properties, it can also be added as a garnish to any dish. Thanks for the information. Where we used to live, we had so much white clover that our yard looked covered in snow (we are in Florida). It's a subject dear to my heart. I'm making a mental note so I can pick some red clover to make an infusion. As a child I used to pick and eat the flowers. Clovers (Trifolium) Lucky you — clovers are actually edible. They can be tossed into a salad or added to soups, stews, and other dishes such as lasagna. The clover flowers can also be eaten, either raw or steeped into tea. But, the preferred part of the red clover is the flower itself. Miha Gasper from Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU on September 01, 2012: Good info, I was just adding some info to my animal Trivia quiz and found out bumblebees were introduced to Australia for only one reason: to pollinate clover! I love your "Edible Weeds in Los Angeles" series. Consider cutting around areas that are heavily populated by sweet clover or waiting to harvest hay till the sweet clover plant has fully matured and begun to dry down. June Campbell from North Vancouver, BC, Canada on June 09, 2011: I love clover. Very interesting! Clover also makes a great cover crop for soil improvement. Are the leaves oval-shaped or heart-shaped? Lucky you — clovers … Thomas F. Wuthrich from Michigan on October 02, 2010: An excellent lens, packed with information! Wikimedia Commons, which has LOTS of cool photos of 4-leaf and 5-leaf clovers. I never knew you could eat clover! White clover snow (followed by a few clover honey recipes), menopause-related books that talk about red clover. Thanks for opening up our eyes. Use the leaves raw in salads or dry for baked goods later. Add the fresh greens and blossoms directly to salads and sprinkle with vinaigrette. All of those are Latin words. Didn't realize it could be used in cooking. Toxicity of Purple Shamrock Plants They are known to be poisonous plants for cats and dogs. Clover Uses Four leaf clovers are lucky, but in a survival situation you will be happy to know that even the normal 3 leaf variety is lucky... by that I mean edible. I got great photos of a shamrock like leaf last week, but it had a non-clover flower. Red clover flowers can be varying shades of pink or even purplish. Clover (Trifolium) You can chop the leaves into salads or sauté them and add them to different dishes. The plant’s natural sweetness will complement a wide variety of dishes. I have learn a thing or two from here. I like clover, and have a yard full of it. Part of a Lawn Blend. it's great to learn about more edible weeds :). Clover lawns are making a comeback and none too soon. Red clover’s flowers and leaves are safe to eat, and can be made into jelly or tea. Small world, huh? According to Plants for a Future, wood sorrel leaves may be eaten raw or cooked, and the flowers may be used as a decorative edible topper for salads. Blessed :-). Clover has lots of protein and the flower heads can be ground into flour. Each leaf comprises three heart-shaped leaflets. Curly dock (also called yellow dock) leaves can be eaten raw when young, or cooked when older, and added to salads or soups. You can also eat the flowers of both red and white clover raw or cooked, or you can dry them and make tea. Clover is one of the most famous of weeds, commonly sharing space with grass in lawns. Here's a link to my page about Wood Sorrel - https://dengarden.com/gardening/oxalis. Red clovers are the tastiest of all clovers although it is recommended not to eat too many of these as some people experience bloating. GramaBarb from Vancouver on September 30, 2010: I have often added clover to my salads - and chickweed too. :). While it may not be that good in taste, clover can be good for you. How cool to know that good old clover is edible! Stephanie Tietjen from Albuquerque, New Mexico on September 01, 2012: I remember making chains from the flowers as a child. 4. Joan Hall (author) from Los Angeles on August 06, 2012: @anonymous: If it has a tart taste, it might be Wood Sorrel. can't beat free food. The flowers and seeds can be dried and ground into a flour. I learned quite a bit! They are quite nice!!! The flowers weren't bad either. You can eat the entire plant. Young leaves can be used effectively in salads. You can stuff flowers, add leaves to salads, ... 5 Invasive Plants You Can Eat. Wood sorrel can grow up to 15 inches tall but typically only reaches eight or nine inches. So, even if you can eat honey, it doesn't mean that you can survive... after you've eaten clover flowers. Red clovers are the tastiest of all clovers but be sure to go easy! There should be a good bounty in a couple of weeks with this nicely spaced rain lately. Clovers are generally short-lived herbs and feature alternate compound leaves, usually with three toothed leaflets.The very small, fragrant flowers are crowded into dense, nearly spherical heads, or spikes and can be white, pink, red, or yellow. Clover. Now the chef's on TV are going out and getting plants from L.A. locales. Some people are allergic to clover, so go easy on it at first if you’re unsure of your tolerances. I have a clover plant (shamrock) growing in my window and the park across the street is full of clover. Both white and red clover are regarded as blood purifiers. Yes, snails do indeed eat clover. thnkks for the info!! They can be tossed into a salad or added to soups, stews, and other dishes such as lasagna. Clover (Trifolium) You can chop the leaves into salads or sauté them and add them to different dishes. Do you know something about Trifolium incarnatum? Thanks for the great info. Clover has lots of protein and the flower heads can be ground into flour. Information, folklore, recipes, and resources -- all about the delicious, nutritious clover plant. The dried leaves are said to add a slightly vanilla-like flavor to baked goods. Clover does come with three words of warning, however: One is that quite a few people are allergic to it and don’t know it, so go easy at first until you know one way or the other. :) This was truly interesting. Interesting indeed. Red clover leaves are pleasant to eat as they have a faint bean-like taste. However, some wild strains of White Clover can be mildly toxic if it is eaten in quantity by such animals because its foliage contains a glycoside that converts to prussic acid. The leaves have a faint bean-like flavor and are typically used in teas, soups, stews, or tossed on salads. :). Edible Parts Although leaves can be tossed into a salad or used in a tea, the preferable part of this wild edible is the flower. The leaves and flowers of clover can be eaten cooked or raw. But now I know a lot more about it than just the fact that it can be eaten. They grew in my flower beds in my backyard and the turtle that the neighbor girl Tamara brought over because her parents wouldn't let her keep it ate the heck out of this clover. Moe Wood from Eastern Ontario on April 15, 2010: Â¨Â¨Â¨Â°ÂºÂ©Â©ÂºÂ° This lens has been blessed! Trifolium means "three leaves", repens means "recent, sudden, or fresh", and pratense means "found in meadows.". Both the leaves and the stem are safe for eating. I never knew that a clover anywhere was edible!! They are not easy to digest raw, but this can be easily fixed by juicing them or boiling them for 5–10 minutes. Clover can be dried for later use. Description: The Red Clover's most defining characteristics are the purple-red flower and the v-shaped stripe of white across the green leaves. In the Kitchen. Although leaves can be tossed into a salad or used in a tea, the preferable part of this wild edible is the flower. Jeanette from Australia on February 14, 2011: Just returning to say that this lens has been blessed and added to my Growing Vegetables and Herbs lens. Where do you find four leaf clovers? You can cook it like spinach, eat it raw, or steep it into a tea. It’s a bushy plant with small blue, lavender, and white flowers. All clover with white flowers should be avoided except in the northern states and Canada. This is from wikipedia: " Food Uses. It still tastes good though. =*). A white clover flower, starting to get that little pinkish tinge. Now, i do not have the dog, but we have moved and there is not so much clover here. Thanks for sharing this information! As an edible flowering plant, you can choose to eat red clover flowers or leaves uncooked. :), I've actually eaten clover, and nettle and dandelion. Maurice Glaude from Mobile, AL on September 04, 2010: I had no idea humans could eat clover. The small, dry fruits usually contain one or two seeds. Alfalfa sprouts and clover sprouts are among the mildest and easy-to-grow sprouts, and most dogs lick these up with relish, even if they are simply stirred in with the dog's food. Red clover is used for respiratory ailments as well, but it is also sought as a remedy for many other conditions. Clovers (Trifolium species), identifiable by their trefoil leaves, can be found on lawns pretty much everywhere, Adams said. Small amounts of raw clover leaves can add a kick to a salad or be used in a dish like you would fresh herbs. I will have to look for red clover to try now. Only harvest weeds that you can positively identify and know to be edible. Blessed by a Squid Angel!! So many of the poor could have a free source of nutritious organic greens if they would just learn to recognize and use them well. Either fresh flowers or dried flowers can be steeped into tea. Clover can be eaten raw but it is safer to boil it first. Red clover leaves are pleasant to eat as they have a faint bean-like taste. Fantastic lens--I never realized that clover was edible. Renaissance Woman from Colorado on December 31, 2011: I truly enjoy your features on edible plants and weeds. Celery leaves. My daughters love to pick the purple clover flowers and suck the nectar out of the base of the petals. They are easy to identify for the three leaves. Toxicity. The blooms of white and red clover can also be eaten. Eat red clover uncooked. Edible parts: You can eat the flesh of this edible wild plant, but you have to get past the spikes first. There was a period when I did a lot of juicing, and I found that adding half a cup or more of fresh red clover sprouts would give my carrot/apple juice a rich creamy malty taste. The seeds can be used as a spice. Dandelion – Dandelion leaves, roots and flowers are also extremely nutritious and grow wild in nearly every area of the country. Â°ÂºÂ©Â©ÂºÂ°Â¨Â¨Â¨. Clovers are an excellent survival food as they are high in protein and you can find them pretty much everywhere. Clovers (Trifolium) Lucky you — clovers are actually edible. Weeds... and you can eat them. This is really great information. Kylyssa Shay from Overlooking a meadow near Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA on September 11, 2010: I used to drink clover tea when I lived on the farm as a child. Also been thinking that pratense may be a good name for a future horse. Here in Curitiba, a city in the South of Brazil, white clover is seen everywhere, but red clover is rare, I've seen it only in a few places. Feed for Livestock. In Arizona they must have came in the potting soil because I never saw them anywhere except in flower beds and where hay was grown. Each leaf comprises three heart-shaped leaflets. Great lens. Be careful to remove the spines and prickly parts before consuming the flesh. Happy St. Patrick's Day, Joan! Scientific name: Trifolium repens L. Abundance: common What: leaves, flowers, root How: leaves-raw or cooked before flowers appear; flowers-raw, cooked, dried for tea or flour, also smoked; root-dried then cooked Where: lawns, fields When: spring, summer, fall Nutritional Value: protein Danger: soon after picking white clover can form dangerous cyanide. However, lichens make up a substantial part of the diet in the Arctic, and almost every moss and lichen is edible. Wood sorrel can grow up to 15 inches tall but typically only reaches eight or nine inches. Red clovers are the tastiest of all clovers although it is recommended not to eat too many of these as some people experience bloating. You find them where there are a lot of clovers. Clover is a common weed we encounter almost every day. © AskingLot.com LTD 2020 All Rights Reserved. they can eat grass, weeds, leaves, hay, and clovers and the new shoots of many shrubs and trees. Other chemical components in it are thought to be protective against cancer. The individual leaves are green, generally oval shaped, sometimes with a point at the end and can show variegation. I can send you a picture by email. There used to be a recipe online for snickerdoodle cookies with dried white clover flowers in the batter, but the link has disappeared. If bunnies can eat clover we can too! Fascinating. Asinka Fields from Los Angeles, CA on January 24, 2011: Never knew about clover, thanks for educating me ... Joan Hall (author) from Los Angeles on January 23, 2011: @anonymous: If you want to send a picture to me, you can click on my face up at the top of the page. It is high in protein, has beta carotene, vitamin C, most of the B vitamins, biotin, choline, inositol, and bioflavonoids. 3. Some four-leaf clover collectors, particularly in Ireland, regard the five-leaf clover, known as a rose clover, as a particular prize. Caution: Other cacti may not be edible. What 3 classes of nutrients supply the body with energy? A low-growing succulent with bright green, pointed oval leaves, this plant is supercharged with vitamins, minerals, omega-6 fatty acid derivatives, … You can spot them by their distinctive trefoil leaflets. Flowers can be roasted when they are young, and you can also roast the seeds. wow i heard of eating dandelion but not clover, interesting. Bill from Gold Coast, Australia on December 03, 2011: The lawn at my last house was covered in clover and I wanted to eat it, but the lawn was also my dogs toilet so I stayed away for obvious reasons! I am trying to pull it out and get rid of it because of the burrs (black medic doesn’t have them…but it looks so much like burr clovers I can’t tell them apart until they actually have gone to seed, and then it’s too late to pull them). ... the seed pod is a marvel of sweet and spicy. Clover doesn’t need to be buried deep in the ground, so even just top seeding (throwing seed on top of … A patch of White Clover. i'll have to give it a try sometime. Thanks. They can be tossed into a salad or added to soups, stews, and other dishes such as lasagna. The flowers for tea can be used fresh or dried for later use. Do slugs eat clover? I didn't find much in the way of nutrition facts about white clover. You can spot them by their distinctive trefoil leaflets. Curly dock (also called yellow dock) leaves can be eaten raw when young, or cooked when older, and added to salads or soups. Eugene Samuel Monaco from Lakewood New York on July 15, 2014: I learn something all the time here, as I had no idea that glover was edible. Thank you! WARNING: White clover in colder climates is generally non-poisonous, but the same white clover in warmer climates can be poisonous. Lots of interesting information here! Your lens is very informative. You can eat clovers raw, but they taste better boiled. This means you can have exactly the right foods on offer at all times, without any concerns about pesticides, and no concerns about the tortoise being overfed, given that they can graze at their own natural pace. When we were kids we used to braid the white clover blossoms. Deb Kingsbury from Flagstaff, Arizona on September 15, 2010: I once took a wild edibles class, and clover was one of many edible "weeds" the instructor pointed out to us. That will take you to my bio page, where there is a "Contact" button. Perhaps, the genesis of this urban myth is its similarity to the leaves of the mountain laurel tree, which is known to be toxic to both, humans and animals. Shari O'Leary from Minnesota on September 03, 2011: If it hadn't been for the interesting thread started in the forum, I never would have looked at this lens. Nancy Tate Hellams from Pendleton, SC on January 21, 2012: Whew, we've been missing out on using clover...I have chewed on clover and maybe need to explored doing that more! Red clovers are the tastiest of all clovers although it is recommended not to eat too many of these as some people experience bloating. While you may be searching for the lucky clover, those three leafed ones are more than luck, they're edible. As the plant matures, cooking the leaves is recommended. How do you know if you don't have enough fiber? But we do have loads of other edible weeds that I put in my green smoothies regularly. In the middle ages, it was believed to be able to ward off evil spirits. The young leaves, taken before the plant flowers, can be eaten raw in salads. Thanks for sharing. irenemaria from Sweden on April 01, 2011: When I was a child, we used to suck the honey of red clover. The clover flowers are besides used by bees to produce their famous honey. Worthy of LotD! Nothing should happen if you eat the stem of a clover as long as you do not eat them in large amounts. Clovers can have more than four leaves. Very educational and interesting. Purple clover (Trifolium purpureum) is an exotic clover species primarily found in U.S. Department of Agriculture zones 5a to 7b. If someone you know is struggling in finding their way towards their dream life, maybe they are experiencing bad luck, depression, or sadness, you can give the four-leaf clover to them. I knew they were edible but have never actually used them in recipes. Thanks for sharing! The most common things to eat on the Clover are the flowerheads and the leaves, but are easier to eat if soaked for about an hour or boiled. You’re in luck if you find this plant while in need of a snack because its aerial parts are safe to eat. It appears people from England wanted to reproduce their home environment and without clover the feeling just wasn't right. Blessed and featured on Sprinkled with Stardust, Beautiful lens - I love the way you presented the information. Never choose brown or wilted clover to eat; these plants should always be fresh, or dried by your own hand. 3. Flavor: Varies but may have a slightly sour taste. Of course, that honey we buy in markets is often pasteurised. --- Blessed ---, Fascinating! Clover is very common throughout the country. Thank you, Joan, for the lovely website. Thank you for publishing this lens. Happy St. Patrick's Day! As the plant matures, cooking the leaves is recommended. Tight, dense bales that are damp can make the problem worse as mold formation will be greater at the core of the bale. This is the most widely known use for clover in gardens, fields, and orchards. You have now been blessed by another angel. Vicki Green from Wandering the Pacific Northwest USA on August 31, 2011: I am interested in edible wild plants, too and really enjoy all of the information about edible weeds like clover. Don't forget your gloves while you work — the nettles can still sting you. Thanks for the informative lens :). Celery tops. The clovers are native to Europe, Asia, and northern Africa. They are easy to identify for the three leaves. And they're found just about everywhere there's an open grassy area. Caution: Wear gloves when harvesting. Young leaves can be used effectively in salads. Most people who eat clover eat mainly the blossoms and leaves, but even these should not be consumed in large quantities. 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