White Clover
Trifolium repens

White Clover dons other names such as Dutch clover, Honeystalk, Lamb suckling and Trinity leaf. This flower is highly valued throughout the country both for its feeding value for livestock and for its ability to fix nitrogen in the soil a vital nutrient for other plants. According to legend it was used by Saint Patrick in explaining the doctrine of the Trinity (hence Trinity leaf); and is now used as the emblem of Ireland although the actual species of the true shamrock has long been debated.