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    Posted May 12, 2012 by
    Hughesville, Maryland
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    Mutants in My Yard

    Okay so last week I posted a story about finding five four leaf clovers in the back of my barn. I was going to Harper's Ferry and Charlestown WV to enjoy the history and some slot play and Black Jack at the casino. I Had actually been looking for only one four leaf clover to take with me. I found five.
    Out of curiosity I went out to look over the clover patches and found an endless supply of four, five and sometimes six leaf clovers. I knew this had to be a rare or unusual occurrence. after doing a little research I learned that the white clover has been studied and found to have genes that can mutate due to environmental change. Makes me wonder what exactly caused the clover patches in the fields and around my barn to have so many four leaf clovers. Very interesting to say the least.
    I have a few photos of the clovers I found last evening and of them actually growing in patches It has been estimated there are 10,000 three-leaf clovers to every one four leaf clover. What happening caused so many mutations in my yard?

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