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MARCH 17, 2017 – 4 LEAF CLOVER

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WHAT IS A FOUR LEAF CLOVER ? The term is also often used for the wood-sorrel (Oxalis acetosella) and Oxalis tetraphylla.  There are ten thousand 3 leaf clovers for every four leaf clover. This  suggests a possible recessive gene appearing at a low frequency. Alternatively, four-leaf clovers could be caused by somatic mutation or a developmental error of environmental causes.

I always looked for a four leaf clover when in my own yard or a friend/family members yard. As it is my name day I always wanted to find one. My mother had a memory box ( an old print box ) In one of the boxes was a charm of a four lead clover. It was an actual 4 leaf clover under a glass

The first leaf represents hope, the second stands for faith, the third is for love and the fourth leaf brings luck to the finder. A fifth leaf represents money, but there is no meaning as yet for the sixth leaf and above.

Happy St Patricks Day 3-17-17

Until tomorrow…