Red Clover (Trifolium pratense) ~ Introduced Species

I was quite surprised when I learned that red clover is an introduced species in North America. It is native to Europe, western Asia and northwest Africa. Red clover is commonly found growing in disturbed soils and this is often where it was deliberately seeded in order to help with erosion control or to enhance the soil fertility of an area (through nitrogen fixation).

Post time: Feb-18-2017