Herb: Tomcat Clover

Latin name: Trifolium tridentatum

Synonyms: Trifolium willdenowii

Family: Leguminosae

Edible parts of Tomcat Clover:

Leaves - raw or cooked. They are used before the plant comes into flower. 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:


60 cm
(2 feet)

Habitat of the herb:

Grassy hills and meadowlands.

Propagation of Tomcat 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 in late spring.

Cultivation of the herb:

Grassy hills and meadowlands.

Medicinal use of Tomcat Clover:

None known

Known hazards of Trifolium tridentatum:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.