31. Lessor Trefoil – Yellow Clover

No 31
Common Name: Lessor Trefoil – Yellow Clover
Scientific Name: Trifolium dubium
Irish Name: Seamar bhuí
Family: Fabaceae
Habitat: found growing in dry, grassy places and wasteland. (legumes)
Uses: Clovers and other peaflowers help to supplement nitrogen supplies to the soil by fixing nitrogen from the atmosphere.  Compost made from the residue of such plants also forms a useful addition to the soil.  Without nitrogen an estimated one-third of our current agricultural production would be lost.

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