From a distance, the deep red field looked like a field of red tulips.
But I knew that couldn’t be right.
What is normally a field of corn or soybeans at a nearby farm was covered with the most startling color of red blooms.
I’ve driven by the farm for over five years and have never seen a field of red flowers there.
As I drove closer to the field, I began to think the flowers looked like clover.
But not the small white clover I have growing in my yard.
A deep crimson color with large flower heads.
They were gorgeous blooms!
As I later discovered, the flowers were indeed a type of clover: Crimson Clover.
I learned Crimson Clover is popular in southeast United States as a cover crop.
It’s now being planted in Michigan in late fall as an early spring nitrogen source and is often planted between rows of blueberries.
Here’s another shot of the beautiful blooms, a bit closer to the field.