If you think you know everything about the white Clover Flower that most people consider weeds when they show up in their neatly groomed yards, I just might have a fact that will make you go, “Oh, really?!”
I mean, didn’t you play with these flowers when you were little or pick them for teachers and family? You’ve seen them all your life, so what in the world can I tell you that you don’t already know?
Clover Flower Fact
The white flower that we identify as a Clover Flower is in fact not one flower. Instead, it is a head of flowers!
The head of flowers is identified as an inflorescence. All of the slender, white flower parts are independent Clover Flowers that are located in the head of this plant. Each head has 20-100 florets or flowers.
The parts of the Clover Flower within the head of the plant are the:
- Banner: the outermost petals
- Wing: the second layer of petals
- Keel: the innermost petals
Did you know that about the Clover Flower? I didn’t know this fact and found it to be AMAZING because I’ve looked at these flowers all my life and never knew it!
Mother’s Day Clover Flower Necklace
I was with my daughter, Alyssa, in a field of Clover and Clover Flowers on Mother’s Day which was Sunday, May 11, 2014. While we were walking and talking, she decided to sit down right in the middle of the Clover patch. Then Alyssa started picking Clover Flowers to make a necklace. Have you ever made a Clover Flower necklace?
It is really quite easy to make a Clover Flower necklace. While keeping the stem intact, pick the Clover Flowers. With your thumbnail, cut a small slit in the stem about a finger width down from the Clover Flower head. Taking another flower, slide the stem through the hole until the Clover Flower head meets the hole in the stem. Continue doing this procedure in each Clover Flower stem until you have a necklace the length you desire.
That’s exactly what Alyssa did…she made a Clover Flower necklace.
It was such a reminiscent experience of the days when she was just a tiny little girl and we played in the yard together with Brittany. I love those memories and now I have another one to add to it because Alyssa will always be my little girl.
Later in the day when we got back in the car to drive home, Alyssa slipped the necklace off and curled it around the gear shift. As I looked down at the Clover Flower necklace I noticed that one of her hairs had wrapped around the stem of the necklace and was glistening in the sunshine. I kept it in the car until the flowers dried up and fell off. It was a very special Clover Flower necklace. I’m sentimental. Surely that doesn’t surprise you.
“Memories of experiences shared with you children have a unique way of making you sentimental.” ~ Sherry Riter ~