- At least one person in your office has fashioned at least one blinking clover-esque tchotchke to their jacket, hat, tie or necklace today.
The clover is all of these things and more! It is one of the most important and widely distributed forage legumes in the world. It is technically an invasive, thought to have originated in the Mediterranean are and brought to the U.S. by early European settlers, but currently growing in nearly every state and thriving in the cool, moist climate of the Northeast. Along with being palatable to horses, sheep and deer, white clover may be used as a cover crop to prevent soil erosion and naturally replenish nitrogen.