Floral Motifs on Early Chintz
Trifolium pratense - Red Clover
Trifolium pratense (Red Clover) from a modern meadow.
Trifolium pratense (Red Clover) courtesy, Winterthur Museum, DETAIL-Printed textile, 1850-1855, England, Cotton, Bequest of Henry Francis du Pont, 1969.3592
Trifolium pratense (Red Clover) from Rousseau, J.J., La botanique de J.J. Rousseau, t. 20 (1805) [P.J. Redoute].
Common Names: Red Clover, Common Purple Clover, Honeysuckle Trefoil 
Description: Trifolium pratense (Red Clover) is a member of the bean family (Fabaceae). The Hortus Kewensis, ed. 2, vol. 4 recorded that this plant is a native of Britain. 
Quilts with this Trifolium pratense motif: 
  • None currently known. 
Chintz with this Trifolium pratense motif: 
  • The Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum, Textile Panel, Object Number 1969.3592, 1850-1855

©  Updated 7/25/2018     Author: Terry Terrell