Red Clover, a Bee’s Delight

State/Province/Region
New York
Nearest Area
Ithaca
Town
Newark Vally
Description

Clover flower (Trifolium pretense) is loved by Honey Bees. Clover honey being popular among honey consumers. Clover is in the Legume family and related to Sweet Peas and upon looking closely, each individual bloom of the clover flower resembles one. Clover roots, in keeping with the legume family, host bacteria that fix atmospheric nitrogen in nodules, then release them into the soil to fertilize plants.

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Date Added
May 3, 2019
Date Taken
June 9, 2018