Crimson Clover Bud
Crimson Clover (Trifolium incarnatum). This is one of the best quick colormakers for a wildflower meadow, and a snap to grow. Don't confuse it wil Red Clover, the perennial variety, and the state flower of Vermont. Red Clover is lovely in bloom (with large maroon flowers) but unsightly once the flowers fade. This smaller annual quickly grows and blooms with bright red flame-shaped flowers. An upright, winter annual native to Europe, but has naturalized throughout temperate North America. The deep red to scarlet flowers are tightly congested arising from an elongated stalk. Will adapt to virtually all soil types. Prefers full sun but can tolerate partial shade.