Red Clover (Trifolium Pratense) is a short lived perennial forb in the Pea Family (Fabaceae). It’s native to Europe, Asia and Africa, blooms Jun-Sep and grows 0.5-2 ft. It’s commonly grown as a crop for livestock and has the nitrogen fixing abilities of the pea family. It can also be found as a weed in prairies, meadows, savannas, fields and right-of-ways; tolerates moist to dry soils and partial to full sun exposure.
Although it’s named Red Clover the flowers are more likely pink or light purple. Red Clover has bigger and more hairy leaves and stems than White Clover; White Clover is also more common.
Similar plants include: