There are three types of clover that are most commonly found in disturbed habitats, Alsike Clover (Trifolium hybridum), Red Clover (Trifolium pratense) and White Clover (Trifolium repens).
All three of these clover species are delicious! The leaves are best harvested when they are small and tender. They have a mild pea flavor and a crisp or almost al dente texture. There is slight variation in flavor between the three varieties, but it is minimal.
Alsike Clover (Trifolium hybridum)
Red Clover (Trifolium pratense)
White Clover (Trifolium repens)
One of the most obvious ways to distinguish the three types of clover is by their flower. Red Clover flowers are pink with purple undertones, White Clover, as the name suggests, are white, and Alsike Clover are white and pink.
Red is the most commonly used especially in herbal medicine, and is the sweetest.