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Hop Clover in Delaware Water Gap NRA near Walpack, New Jersey

Hop Clover in Delaware Water Gap NRA near Walpack, New Jersey

These flowers were found in a meadow along Mountain Rd. in Walpack, NJ in early July.  They are hop clover, herbaceous plants native to Europe and Western Asia but, now, naturalized in much of the United States.  They can be found in all but six states.

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Although, it can be weedy and invasive, it is considered a valuable herb when found in pastures, as it is highly nutritious and a good soil builder.

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