Yes, our clovers are hand-picked from the White Clover plant, Trifolium repens. You may find others selling leaves as four-leaf clovers that are not genuine. These are actually Pepperwort or Water Clover (Marsilea Quadrifolia and Marsilea Polycarpa) or Oxalis (Oxalis deppei or Oxalis tetraphylla), plants that produce all four leaves. Another way of identifying a real four-leaf clover is that the fourth leaf is usually smaller than the other three leaves.
Where do you get your clovers?
We grow the White Clover plant, Trifolium repens and hand-pick and preserve the four-leaf clovers that the plant produces. We have been doing this since 1939. Our clovers are grown, picked and preserved in the USA.
How do you preserve the clovers?
We have a 5 step proprietary method that dries and preserves the clover in it's natural green color. We do not divulge our method.
Will the clovers deteriorate?
The clovers are dried and preserved and will not deteriorate under normal conditions. They may fade over time if exposed to sunlight. They will shrivel if they get wet.
How often do four-leaf clovers occur?
Since the four-leaf clover is a random mutation, the occurrence is effected by weather and growing conditions. You'll see quotes of 1 in 10,000 and 1 in a million, however, there is no consistant answer to this question.
How rare are 5-leaf clovers?
Five-leaf clovers are a mutation like the four-leaf clover, but occur less frequently. There are 6, 7 and other multiple leaf clovers that sometimes occur. See Five Leaf Clover Facts.