This picture reminds us that there is so much more to see than what a glance across the yard shows you. A mundane flower when looked at closely is a gateway to another world. Here a little beetle makes its way through a forest of red clover petals. We love the beautiful shape that these petals make and it really is something that is not easily seen at a glance. It’s a whole other world.
Like most things you find growing in your yard, it has wonderful healing properties. Red clover has been known to help with a myriad of health issues including the treatment of prostate cancer, whooping cough, respiratory problems, and skin inflammation among others. It has many nutrients including calcium, chromium, magnesium, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, thiamine, and vitamin C. It is also a rich source of isoflavones. Who knew?