Years ago, there were many witches and magicians in the Land of Oz. One of the things they often used in making magic charms and transformations was a six-leaved clover. When Ozma came to power, she outlawed the practice of magic and sorcery for anyone but Glinda and the Wizard of Oz. She also forbade anyone from picking a six-leaved clover.
When Unc Nunkie and Margolotte Pipt were turned to marble by the Liquid of Petrifaction, Dr. Pipt sent Ojo on a mission to collect the ingredients needed to restore them to life. One of those ingredients was a six-leaved clover. As he approached the Emerald City, Ojo saw one and picked it, and was promptly arrested at the gate of the city. He spent the night in prison and was brought before Ozma. She explained the reason for the law and forgave him because he had not understood it before. She allowed him to keep the clover, but Ojo was unable to collect one of the other ingredients, and Unc Nunkie and Margolotte were restored by another method. (The Patchwork Girl of Oz)