Herb: Foothill Clover
Latin name: Trifolium ciliatum
Synonyms: Trifolium ciliolatum
Edible parts of Foothill Clover:Leaves - raw or cooked. The leaves can be dried for later use. Seed - raw or cooked. The seed can be sprouted and added to salads or it can be dried, ground into a powder and used as a thickener in soups etc or mixed with cereals when making bread etc.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Slopes and grassy valleys or open forests.
Propagation of Foothill Clover:Pre-soak the seed for 12 hours in warm water and then sow in spring in situ. If the seed is in short supply it might be better to sow it in pots in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out after the last expected frosts.
Cultivation of the herb:Slopes and grassy valleys or open forests.
Medicinal use of Foothill Clover:None known
Known hazards of Trifolium ciliatum:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.