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For today’s Floral Friday theme, we have a very common wildflower White clover (Trifolium repens), which is also known by the vernacular names Milky blobs, Sheepy-maa’s and Bee-bread.

171020 White clover

It seems I had a deprived childhood because, according to Richard Mabey’s Flora Britannica, ‘Almost all children learn two traditions about white clover: that the white flowers can be pulled out of the heads and sucked for a bead of honey (hence ‘bee-bread’ …); and that four- and, even better, five-leaved clovers are lucky, though you must ideally come across them by accident.’ Okay, so I knew about four-leaved clovers being lucky but I’d never heard about sucking the flowers for honey. Did you?