Friday, August 20, 2010

Please Help Me Identify ...................................

I've been trying to i.d. this plant ,

but haven't been able to find out what it is.

The blooms are light lavender in color ,

It grows from a rosette of ovate leaves close to the ground.

It has many branches as it grows and leaves are toothed at the top ,

the main stem is hairy.
Can you help me identify it ?
~ Happy Herbal Blessings ~

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

~ Red Clover ( Trifolium pratense )

Harvesting Red Clover

I always harvest my clover when it's bloom is fully open and the blossom is pinkish/purple in color. From everything I've read and studied about red clover , that's when you harvest. The blooms are probably lacking in minerals or medicinal properties if they have already dried out. You have know way of knowing how long they've been dried out. But I wonder why it's called red clover , it's not red at all.

Here's a good read on harvesting and drying your clover
~ ~. Your clover should be purple in color after it has dried. Hope this helps answer your questions.
~ Herbal Blessings ~