Rabbit-Foot Clover—Edible Weeds

Rabbit-foot clover, Trifolium ravens, is one of the five varieties we have found in our garden. It can grow to a height of around 18 in/45 cm. Like many clover, rabbit foot clover is edible. The young leaves and flowers can be used in salads, as cooked greens, dried as tea, or ground into flour. Clover is rich in protein. We have never found the leaves to be that appetizing. We use dried or raw flowers for tea or add them to muffins or bread for a richer flavor. The dried flowers and seeds can be ground into flour, but we simply find mixing them into whole-wheat flour easier.