As you probably know, four-leaf clovers are considered to be quite rare.
That’s why it’s widely believed that finding one will bring the finder good luck.
But truth be told, four-leaf clovers aren’t really rare at all. In fact, there are plenty of them out there!
Yes, a lot more clover stems have three leaves than four, but if you search for them you’ll find at least one four leaf clover virtually every time you go looking for one.
What’s more, you usually won’t have to look for very long before you find it.
Interestingly, four-leaf clovers are the same exact species of plant as the three-leaf variety.
The only difference is a slight genetic mutation in some stems that cause them to have an extra leaf.
But guess what? Mutated clovers aren’t limited to just four leaves. They can actually have dozens of them.
In fact, the world record for the most leaves ever found on a single clover stem is 56. Now that really is a rarity!
Bottom line: If you like to believe that finding a four leaf-clover will bring you good luck, I say go for it. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with allowing something like that to add a little optimism to your life.
Just know that four-leaf clovers aren’t nearly as rare as we’ve always been led to believe.
The next time you spot a patch of clover, take a close look and see if you can find a four-leaf clover among the bunch.
Chances are you will, and there’s a good chance you’ll find several!
By the way, the short video below explains a simple trick for quickly spotting a four-leaf clover that’s surrounded by a sea of its three-leaf neighbors. Check it out!
Note: As always, you can watch the video at full screen by clicking the “square” icon in the lower right-hand corner of the video.