Red Clover

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Red Clover is a Wild Edible Plant that is Full of Nutrients

red clover plant growing in rocksYou can find the red clover all over the world in many different areas. I have seen them at sea level in lawns and have also seen them in moist areas at very high elevations. This picture I took today is on the edge of a river in Idaho at about 7,000 feet elevation. These are very easy to identify and have several health benefits as well. They have conducted much research and concluded that this little plant has  the ability to fight off the growth of certain cancer cells.

Where to Find Red Clover

The red clover is a plant that grows well with quite a bit of moisture. You will find it mostly in full sun areas. Its one of those plants that are so common to see, you could easily take them for granted. These would make and exceptional addition to any salad or stir fry. They would also be good added to the top of your dehydrated backpacking meal to give you a little fresh flavor.

Eating the Red Clover

Make them into a salad or sprinkle them over a bowl of rice. They are even good just munched as is right off the stalk. You can eat the

Red clover flowers
The Red Clover plant at High elevation in the Rocky Mountains of Idaho. This particular plant has less leaves overall than many I have seen at lower elevation.

flowery top and the leaves of this great plant.  Some people say that if you soak them for a while it will make them even more desirable, but personally I love the flavor of them as is. Its a grassy type flavor that will really give your dishes a great snap when it is added.The Red Clover is easy to identify as a wild edible and is a delicious plant to eat in many different forms. This is one plant that everyone is somewhat familiar with and should have no trouble spotting. If you were hard up in a survival situation this would be a good plant to be able to ID.