Montana Outdoors

June 26, 2014

Pretty commoner

Filed under: Wildflowers — Tags: , , , — montucky @ 11:15 pm

Red clover

Red clover ~ Trifolium pratense


  1. Nice shot! In the world of flowers “common” doesn’t mean not beautiful.


    Comment by New Hampshire Garden Solutions — June 27, 2014 @ 4:23 am

    • True, and this particular one is a very useful plant as well.


      Comment by montucky — June 27, 2014 @ 7:35 pm

  2. Pretty, so not so “common” after all. We have lots of white clover and some purple, but I haven’t seen any red here.


    Comment by Mama's Empty Nest — June 27, 2014 @ 6:21 am

    • I seem to see red clover in places away from the town or the populated areas. Perhaps because it is more sheltered in those places.


      Comment by montucky — June 27, 2014 @ 7:36 pm

  3. So pretty. We, too, have lots of white, but I don’t remember red and purple in our area. (In fact, the USDA map shows this beauty in Texas, but only in two counties.) If I were a bee, I think I’d like this one!


    Comment by shoreacres — June 27, 2014 @ 7:26 am

    • Bees do love them as do the larger wildlife. When I was a kid I harvested honey from many a red clover blossom.


      Comment by montucky — June 27, 2014 @ 7:37 pm

  4. Beautiful image Terry !!


    Comment by Bernie Kasper — June 27, 2014 @ 7:32 am

  5. So pretty, and I like your close-up image!


    Comment by Sue — June 27, 2014 @ 7:44 am

    • I’m glad you liked it Sue, because I got plenty wet getting the shot. It was in a very light rain, the kind where the drops were so small that they accumulated into big drops on the leaves of plants.


      Comment by montucky — June 27, 2014 @ 7:39 pm

  6. When we were kids we used to pick the individual petals off red clover and suck on them. They had a slightly sweet taste. No wonder it makes good honey.


    Comment by wordsfromanneli — June 27, 2014 @ 9:27 am

    • There’s a lot of honey in a blossom if you get there before the bees do!


      Comment by montucky — June 27, 2014 @ 7:40 pm

  7. This one is so easy to overlook. But if you look close, you definitely see beauty.


    Comment by jomegat — June 27, 2014 @ 5:44 pm

    • Exactly. They are pretty at a glance and very pretty when you look closely at them


      Comment by montucky — June 27, 2014 @ 7:42 pm

  8. A perfect example of beauty everywhere!


    Comment by Teresa Evangeline — June 27, 2014 @ 6:00 pm

  9. It is such a beautiful flower when you really stop to look at it, but then so many things in our lives we look past or don’t hear.


    Comment by Charlie@Seattle Trekker — June 27, 2014 @ 7:14 pm

    • We have really gotten to where we value speed, haven’t we. Doesn’t make sense, after all.


      Comment by montucky — June 27, 2014 @ 7:44 pm

  10. Such a beautiful image, Terry.
    I like the blur of another one in the background too. More and more, I find I like this sort of composition and DOF of flowers as opposed to one single bloom in sharp focus on it’s own.


    Comment by Vicki — June 27, 2014 @ 8:44 pm

    • With wildflower shots there aren’t always many options for backgrounds, but this time there was. With the rain we’ve had this spring there is an abundance of greenery almost everywhere.


      Comment by montucky — June 27, 2014 @ 9:01 pm

  11. I wonder if we have it in AZ because it doesn’t look familiar to me. Very pretty, I like the lush green background also.


    Comment by Candace — June 28, 2014 @ 8:12 pm

    • I think I remember it in the forests above the rim. The surrounding of this particular one are very lush this year because of all of the rain we have been having. The trail was overgrown with low bushes and grasses, all of which were covered by raindrops. I got very wet and loved every second of it!


      Comment by montucky — June 28, 2014 @ 8:18 pm

  12. What a beautiful image and lovely tribute to this red clover ! I have always liked them.


    Comment by isathreadsoflife — June 30, 2014 @ 1:40 pm

    • I really like them too. They are very beneficial plants!


      Comment by montucky — June 30, 2014 @ 7:59 pm

  13. What texture! Spellbinding!


    Comment by WildBill — July 3, 2014 @ 4:06 pm

  14. I grew-up with red and white clover in the yards and fields of my childhood and never gave much thought to the flowers themselves…but then became fascinated with the blossoms as an adult. They’re quite wonderful for such a common plant.


    Comment by seekraz — July 4, 2014 @ 10:35 am

    • They are really a beneficial and beautiful plant, usually taken for granted.


      Comment by montucky — July 4, 2014 @ 7:56 pm

  15. Nature is so beautiful, you just have to look. Thanks for the great photos


    Comment by Evangeline Art Photography — July 17, 2014 @ 1:32 pm

    • Indeed so. I have never made a trek into the back country without seeing something of great beauty.


      Comment by montucky — July 17, 2014 @ 10:21 pm

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