How can I hand-pollinate my White Clover?

thatcloverkid(7)August 15, 2014

Hello all. This is my first time posting on the forum, so please excuse my lack of knowledge. And if this is the wrong place to post this, where should I post?

I was curious to see if anyone knew how to successfully hand-pollinate White Clover

There is this nice white clover plant in my back yard that has these odd pinkish color flowers and I wanted to get some seed from it.

The only problem is, hardly any pollinators go into that area of my yard.

Any suggestions on how to hand pollinate the clover?

Thanks

By the way, I love clover

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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

Firstly can we establish what 'white clover' you have? Is it Trifolium repens? If so I don't think there's any way of hand pollinating it. Even if there were chances are it's already been visited many times by pollinating insects, even if you haven't noticed them. Many T repens get pinkish flowers as they age. It also crosses with T pratense and can produce plants with pink flowers. Your best bet for propagation would be division imo. It's very naem T 'repens' tells you it is a creeper and will produce stolons.Then you'll get clones of the parent.

    Bookmark   August 30, 2014 at 8:09AM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

Firstly can we establish what 'white clover' you have? Is it Trifolium repens? If so I don't think there's any way of hand pollinating it. Even if there were chances are it's already been visited many times by pollinating insects, even if you haven't noticed them. Many T repens get pinkish flowers as they age. It also crosses with T pratense and can produce plants with pink flowers. Your best bet for propagation would be division imo. It's very naem T 'repens' tells you it is a creeper and will produce stolons.Then you'll get clones of the parent.

    Bookmark   August 30, 2014 at 8:12AM
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