With 56 leaves--and presumably 14 times the luck of your run-of-the-mill four-leaf clover--this plant bred by farmer Shigeo Obara may be the most-leaved clover ever discovered. The plant may dethrone an 18-leaf clover, also found by Shigeo, in the Guinness World Records.
''I never dreamed of seeing this many leaves on a clover,'' Shigeo told the Associated Press. To avoid double-counting, Shigeo had placed decals on the leaves as he tallied them.
—Photograph from AP/Kyodo