St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated each year on March 17 by millions of people worldwide. When you think of St. Patrick’s Day, you may think of the plant known as the shamrock, but do you know what a shamrock actually is?
- The shamrock is actually a three-leaf clover, which received its name from the Irish word “seamrog,” which means clover.
- According to many historians, a true, original shamrock is always a White Clover (also known as the Dutch Clover) and not one of the many other species of clover that exist. The White Clover isn’t actually white in color, though; it is green like all other clovers.
- The shamrock is the official symbol of Ireland.