Four Steps to Finding a Four Leaf Clover

four leaf clover

If there is one thing a four leaf clover is known for, it is giving those who find it good luck and fortune. However, because they are so special, it is super hard to find one. Well, that’s where we come into play. We put together a step-by-step guide so that you can find a four leaf clover in no time at all.

Step 1: Locate a patch of clovers

  • Unfortunately, a lot of times when people find a patch where a bunch of the plants have four leaves, they assume that it’s clovers. However, those are actually clover look-alikes called Marsilea quadrifolia. Instead, you want to look for a patch of white clovers, since those will be way more likely to produce a four-leaf plant than any other kinds of clovers.

Step 2: Look through the patch

  • At first, take a solid look at every single clover. This way you’ll be able to spot the four leaf clovers that aren’t so obvious to see. Remember, if you’re able to find 3 or more in under 3 minutes, you probably found a location crawling with them. Mark this place and come back to it often, because four leaf clovers will continue appearing there over time.

Step 3: Notice any four leaf varieties

  • When it comes to four leaf clovers, usually one of the leaves is smaller than the other three. Also, some will have red or white or even no lines. At times, four leaf clovers can be rounded or heart-shaped. It’s important to keep in mind that while four leaf clovers will always have four leaves, they can look different from one another.


Step 4: Mark the patch

  • A lot of times four leaf clovers are the result of a genetic defect found in the root of the clover plant. In fact, most clovers in patches are growing from just one plant or even a network of plant. That’s why if you found one defected clovers, chances are there are plenty more in that spot. Put down a small flag or some type of marker in that spot, so that you’re always able to locate that area whenever you’re on the hunt for four leaf clovers.

Have you had any luck finding a four leaf clover?

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