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Red clover (Trifolium pratense) is a species of clover, native to Europe, Western Asia and northwest Africa, but planted and naturalised in many other regions. It is widely grown as a fodder crop, valued for its nitrogen fixation, which increases soil fertility. For these reasons it is used as a green manure crop. Red clover has been reported to be used for a variety of medicinal purposes, such as the treatment of bronchitis, burns, cancers, ulcers, sedation, asthma, and syphilis.

It is the national flower of Denmark and the state flower of Vermont.

 

Polish name: koniczyna łąkowa, koniczyna czerwona.

    

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Taken on September 19, 2011