Fun Facts about Four Leaf Clovers

If you're feeling lucky, one fun activity you can do is look for a four leaf clover! While you ideally don't want to find a lot of clover in your yard, if there's any good day to find one, it's today. There are many traditions linked to the lucky four leaf clover, so to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, we have a few fun facts for you to enjoy while thinking about your new Lake of the Ozarks landscape!

Four-leaf clovers are considered Celtic charms and are believed to offer magical protection and ward off bad luck.

Four-leaf clovers are so rare because clover plants do not naturally produce four leaves.

A shamrock is considered to be a young clover. Clovers are in the same family as peas.
The late US President, Abraham Lincoln, was said to have carried a Four Leaf Clover every day except on the night of his infamous visit to Ford's Theater the day he was assassinated.

Unlike most plants, clover, three-leaved or four, can take nitrogen from the air and fix it to use for growth with the help of special rhizomes in their roots.
Four leaf clover, rabbit's foot, and horseshoes are the most common good luck charms of North America.

The new world record for the Most Four Leaf Clovers Found in the Fastest Time is May 20th, 2010 by John Christian Stokes, 10, who found three Four Leaf Clovers within 20 minutes while playing with his brother outside his home in Dickson. The world record was sponsored by USA Laboratories, Inc. Burns, TN.

"The world record for the most leaves on a clover stem is 18 and was discovered by Shigeo Obara of Hanamaki City, Iwate, Japan on May 25, 2002. " Guinness World Records 2010.

The Four Leaf Clover is one of the most popular tattoo themes for body art. It represents "good luck" or an Irish pride or ancestry. It is often interchangeable with the shamrock.

It is believed that Ireland is home to more four-leaf clovers than any other place, hence the phrase "the luck of the Irish."

In 1620, Sir John Melton made the first literary reference to their ability to provide good fortunate. He said, "If a man walking in the fields find any four-leaved grass, he shall in a small while after find some good thing."

Children in the Middle Ages believed they would be able to see fairies if they carried a four-leaf clover.

The four leaves of four-leaf clovers are said to stand for faith, hope, love, and luck.

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