Since we just celebrated St. Patrick’s Day, I think it’s appropriate to see the fairy that accompanies the white clover.
To be clear, the shamrock can be represented by both clovers or wood sorrel. They believe that it was actually the sorrel that St. Patrick chose (see herbal folklore post on St. Patrick’s Day) but today, we commonly refer to white clover when we think of shamrock.
Here is her fairy partner:
I’m little White Clover, kind and clean;
Look at my threefold leaves so green;
Hark to the buzzing of hungry bees:
“Give us your honey, Clover, please!
”Yes, little bees, and welcome, too!
My honey is good, and meant for you!
Buy the book containing this fairy and the other fairies of summer: