Girl finds rare five-leaf clover on Georgia island

Amelia found this rare five-leaf clover near the Tybee Lighthouse on Thursday, May 16. (Source: Dmitri Sofianos, Amelia's mother)
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TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. (WTOC) - A 6-year-old Savannah girl found a rare find Thursday morning.

Amelia Sofianos found a five-leaf clover on her way to school. Her mother tells us she found it on Tybee Island near the Lighthouse.

According to Irish tradition, those who find a four-leaf clover are destined for good luck, as each leaf in the clover symbolizes good omens for faith, hope, love, and luck for the finder. However, good luck can be hard to come by if you’re relying on finding a four-leaf clover, let alone a five-leaf clover.

Clovers can have more than four leaves. According to Wikipedia, five-leaf clovers are less commonly found naturally than four-leaf clovers; however, they, too, have been successfully cultivated. Some four-leaf clover collectors, particularly in Ireland, regard the five-leaf clover, known as a rose clover, as a prize. In exceptionally rare cases, clovers are able to grow with six leaves and more in nature. The most leaves ever found on a single clover stem is 56 and was discovered by Shigeo Obara of Hanamaki City, Iwate, Japan, on May 10, 2009.

We hope this rare find brings you great things, Amelia!

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Source: Dmitri Sofianos, Amelia's mother

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