Well-known in Ireland on both waste and cultivated land, the Red Clover is a straggling, hairy plant which spreads throughout moist but well-drained soils. Widely grown for fodder, its small, pinkish to reddish purple 12-15mm flowers are borne in large, ovoid, dense heads from May to October. The trifoliate leaves have elliptical leaflets, each bearing a white crescent-shaped mark. Like other peaflowers, Red Clover fixes nitrogen into the soil which other plants can then absorb. This is a native plant and belongs to the family Fabaceae.
Information taken from Wildflowers of Ireland.