The four-leaf clover, or shamrock, is a rare variation of the common three-leaf clover. According to some traditions, such clovers bring good luck. In addition, each leaf is believed to represent something- the first is for 'FAITH', the second is for 'HOPE', the third is for 'LOVE', and the fourth is for 'LUCK'. It is evaluated that the chances of finding a four leaf clover are one in 10,000.
According to Irish beliefs, the superstition stems from Druid priests who used the shamrock for healing the sick, to ward off evil and in worship rituals. Prior to this, St. Patrick had found the three-leaf clover to be a very special plant.
In Ancient Egypt, when a couple got married, it was a tradition to give them a four-leaf clover which was a blessing of their union and representation of their undying love for one another.
1. The plant's Latin name is Trifolium repens or white clover.
2. The word shamrock comes from the Irish word seamrog, which means 'little clover'.
3. The fourth leaf might be smaller and of a different shade than the other three.
4. Shamrocks don't like roommates, so don't plant them with other houseplants in the same container.
5. Tiny Shamrocks fold up their leaves before they go off to sleep at night and will produce a yellow flower about two months after germination.
However, on the night he was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth, he was not carrying it.
He said, "If a man walking in the fields and find any four leafed grass, he shall in a small while after some good thing."
There are many beliefs and facts in regards of the four-leaf clover, so always be on the lookout for a four-leaf clover because you can never have enough good luck!