Four-Leaf Clovers Lucky or Myth?

Four-Leaf Clovers Lucky or Myth?

Dirty Harry said it best when he asked the question, “Do you feel lucky? Well, do ya?” Most of us once March arrives think about luck, pots of gold at the end of a rainbow, shamrocks, and the ultimate symbol of fortune, the four leaf clover.

 

About 1 specimen in 10,000 of clovers actually have 4 leaves instead of the usual 3 – the three-leaf clover also sometimes referred to as a shamrock and was said to be used by Saint Patrick, to teach about the Holy Trinity. Where the four-leaf version is supposed to stand for Faith, Hope, Love, and LUCK! “It is said that only by finding one accident is a four-leaf clover considered to be lucky,” said Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation President Stephen Prescott, M.D.

 

 Many Clover-Like plants have four leaves but aren’t considered “Lucky Clovers” – any plants that always grow four leaves are not considered to be “Lucky”. Lucky clovers are a four-leafed variety of the white clover, also known as Trifolium repens which literally means three-leafed. A true four-leafed clover will have three leaves that are the same size and one that is slightly smaller. Scientists have also discovered that four-leafed clovers tend to grow in warmer climates and are very social plants. Looking for them in the summertime can improve your odds of finding one and if you find one - keep looking there are likely more in the same area!

While some legends speak of the clovers representing the Holy Trinity, others talk about them having magical powers that can grant the power to see fairies and other mythological creatures. One thing we can all believe is that four-leafed clovers are considered “Lucky” simply because they are rare enough to be unusual, but not so rare that they are hardly ever found.

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