Native to Northern Africa, Central Asia and Europe-The Red Clover was long ago naturalized in North America and Australia. This plant is a perennial growing to about 16 inches and producing hairy upright stems and leaves with three or four leaflets with a white crescent marking. The flower heads consist of a mass of egg shaped pink to purple flowers. It can be found growing wild in roadside ditches, grasslands and hedge banks. Red Clover thrives in both dry or moist soil and flowers from May to September. Common preparations for Red Clover is Tea, Extracts and Capsules.
In Ireland this was an old remedy for winter colds. German Mennonites brought the Red Clover plant with them to North and South America.
Information on the Herb Red Clover - Herbal Encyclopedia, http://www.cloverleaffarmherbs.com/red-clover/ (accessed March 10, 2017).