Because they seem to grow near each other, the best way to find a four-leaf clover is to have found one before. Besides an abundance of luck, discovering this also got me thinking. What if the first person to find a four-leaf clover, before it meant anything to anyone, showed it around, sparked some wonder, and got her friends looking here and there and turning up empty. How auspicious it would seem to those chumps if, after all their fruitless rooting, she showed up with a second, and then a third, like it was nothing. If you didn’t know they grow together, you might get the idea that some people have all the luck. That’s my just-so story for the myth. Trifolium’s misnomers give real actual luck, but only the narrow kind you need to find more.