Shamrock: Four Leaf Clover

Today, March 17th is St. Patrick’s Day and the day that the shamrock gets a lot of attention or at least the four leaf clover. By definition according to a shamrock is: “Any of several plants, such as a clover or wood sorrel, having compound leaves with three small leaflets, considered the national emblem of Ireland.” A four leaf clover is considerably rare but some people seem to have luck finding them. -
shamrockA true four leaf clover usually has leaf number four a little bit smaller than the other three leaves. Each of the leaves of these clovers have a meaning:

  • Faith
  • Hope
  • Love
  • Luck

As you notice the fourth leaf is luck and that is why only four leaf clover are lucky.

There are even websites online where you can buy genuine clovers. Some of the ones that you find are not the true shamrock that you are looking for. The real deal comes from the white clover plant aka trifolium repens. You may find others such as the Pepperwort, Water Clvoer or Oxalis that also produce four leaves but they are not the original shamrock.

Who would have known there was so much to learn about the shamrock?

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