The Alsike clover is native to mainland Europe, though it has since been introduced extensively in the British Isles and throughout regions of milder climates across the world. Though its leaves are edible, they are recommended to be dipped in salt water before consumption or preparation to aid in digestion. The clover is not of hybrid origin; rather it is named after the Swedish town of Alsike. Commonly found in fields and on street pavements, the plant grows up to 60cm tall and blooms between spring and autumn. Besides human consumption, the Alsike Clover doubles as an excellent fodder crop.