The Special Species of Clover at the Garden of Gethsamane


While visiting the Garden of Gethsemane, we discovered four leaf clovers growing in the garden having blood red spots. Inquiring about the unique clover. what we learned was astounding.

It’s believed that during His agony while praying in the garden sweaty blood fell from his brow to the ground, staining the four-leaf clovers growing in the garden.

What’s even more remarkable is the red spotted clovers still grow in the Garden of Gethsemane today, and according to our guides no other place in the world.

Do I believe that blood stained clovers grow only in the Garden of Gethsemane today?

Since posting this information I have received comments that declare these same four leaf clovers with red spots do grow in other parts of the world also.


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13 responses to “The Special Species of Clover at the Garden of Gethsamane

  1. Hannah

    I have found these growing in Banks Peninsula, Christchurch New Zealand.
    I have a small plant I’m trying to grow taken from my granny’s garden where there is an abundance of these clover plants.


  2. Suzy

    Hi, today I just found these all over an entire neighborhood while going door to door in my ministry (I’m one of Jehovah’s Witnesses). I’m in Memphis TN. Was delighted to see them for the first time in my life.


  3. Emily Huddleston

    They’re in my backyard. In El Dorado, Arkansas.


  4. Crystal Wood

    I have found them in two places I’ve visited in Georgia.


  5. Amanda

    Um…it grows in my back yard. I’m in Atlanta.


  6. The Dude

    This clover grows near me in California, and searching “red spot clover,” found it, “Medicago arabica (spotted medick, spotted burclover, heart clover) is a flowering plant of the family Fabaceae. It is native to the Mediterranean basin but is found throughout the world.”


  7. Thanks Frank, That was informative.


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