Four-leaf clover, some leaves of Trifolium repens L/ Trifolium pratense L.
of the legume family (Fabaceae)
The four-leaved clovers are found sporadically as a rare variety of white
clover and red clover. These varieties grow in meadows and pastures.
The pinnate leaves on the shoot axis are not arranged ternary as usual but
Ingredients: Fortune, flavonoids (white clover); isoflavones, cyanogenic
glycosides (red clover).
It is important that you find the four-leaf clover yourself or receive it as a gift
from someone close to you. Pressed and dried, it is said to bring good luck
for a long time.
They are considered a symbol of luck for the turn of the year.
In Christianity, the four-leaf clover symbolises the cross and the four Gospels. The Celts used it to ward off
evil spells and it gave the wearer magical powers. In the Middle Ages, four-leaf clovers were sewn onto
travellers' clothing to protect them.
The good-luck clover that is offered for sale is the four-leaved wood-sorrel Oxalis tetraphylla Cav. from the
wood sorrel family (Oxalidaceae). Whether it actually brings luck is not proven. It can be planted out in the
garden in spring. A semi-shady location with well-drained, not wet soil is ideal. Delicate red flowers appear
from April to June. For overwintering, the bulbs are dug up and stored frost-free.