The Luck of the Irish

Posted on by Emily Redmond

 

If you’re looking for a way to boost your luck this St. Patrick’s Day you’ve come to the right place. We've compiled five steps to find a four leaf clover.

According to tradition, four leaf clovers bring luck to their finders due to their rarity. The clover is a mutation of a shamrock (a three leaf clover) and it's estimated that a four-leaf clover appears in approximately 1 in every 10,000 shamrocks. 

We’ve done our research and compiled steps to help you become a shamrock searching pro in five steps.

(1) Find a large clover patch.

(2) Glance and scan. The trick is to glance down as you look and scan – no point in getting a magnifying glass and individually examining each clover.

(3) Odd clovers stand out. A mutated four-leaf clover should stand out against all the three leaf clovers; your eyes should naturally be drawn to the odd one out.

(4) Mark the patch – if you find a few in the same area this is most likely a hot spot and somewhere to continue inspecting.

(5) Breed a never-ending supply. Once found – you can try to preserve the clover or even try to breed more.

 

Why stop at a four-leaf clover? The Guinness Book of Records cites a 56 leaf clover found in Morioka, Japan in 2009 as the clover with the most leaves. Check out the photo above. Imagine the luck the finder of that clover must have!

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