Are you hoping to find a four leaf clover this St. Patrick’s Day? Well, we’re here to help! The good news is, this lucky little symbol isn’t impossible to find. Most clovers have only three leaves, but about 1 in 10,000 clovers has four leaves. All you have to do is find 10,000 clovers to get you to the one lucky one. Since clovers grow in patches with hundreds of clovers, if you find a place where many clovers grow, you already have a pretty good chance. About 200 clovers grow in a 60 square centimeter plot of land, so you only need about 1.2 square meters of clovers to find 10,000.
To get the good luck four leaf clovers promise, you must first make sure your clover is genuine. Lots of plants have clovers that always grow four leaves. These are not rare and therefore not any more lucky than any other plant. There are actually over 300 species of clovers, and only one of them is the right species for luck. Only clovers from the White Clover plant, Trifolium repens, are normally only 3 leaves, but have the mutation that leads to four leaves. Don’t worry, though, you don’t need to be a horticulturist to tell the difference. If you find a clover patch with only four leaf clovers, they are probably not the right kind, but if most of the clovers are only three leaves with the occasion four leafed one, lucky you! You’ve found the real deal.
The next step to finding a four-leaf clover is being in the right place at the right time. Luckily, White Clovers grow almost anywhere there is grass. They originated in Europe and Central Asia, but they have been spread all over the world. New Zealand and North America are the most common places to find them, so traveling to those places will up your chances. From there all you need to do if find a grassy place like a backyard or a park and you will most likely find some clovers. Time matters almost as much as location when it comes to finding clovers. You might want to find them on St. Patrick’s Day, but clovers grow best in the late summer, so you should wait until then if you want the best chances.
So now that you know what you’re looking for and where and when to find it, the only thing missing is how. There is one method for searching that clover finding experts (yes there is such a thing) suggest. In order to find the most four leaf clovers in the shortest amount of time, you should stand far away from the patch of clovers your looking through and relax your eyes. They will naturally be drawn to the thing that stands out from the patterns around it. This will be much faster than looking through clovers individually.
Luck is an important thing in this world, so we hope this guide can help you get a little bit more!