Wayne Parrott wparrott at
Wed May 14 17:36:39 EST 1997

Polyphylly is a quite common phenomenon in the clovers-- usually just
one or two recessive genes.  

Siobhan Alderson wrote:
> I am desperately looking for information!!!
> On a piece of land near where I live, there are large number of four,
> five, and sometimes more, leaf clover. Is this an unusual phenomenon?
> What causes this multileaf phenomenon?
> The reason I need this information is that my local authority has just
> given planning permission for residential building on this piece of
> land.
> Geographical information - Northern England - West Yorkshire - about 2
> miles from mid-sized city centre.
> I'm happy to accept the fact that this may be a relatively common or
> easily explained phenomenon - but all insights are welcome.
> Thanks
> Siobhan

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