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Alsike CloverTrifolium hybridum L.

Alsike Clover flower
Alsike Clover plant

Longevity:

Perennial (acts as Biennial)

Palatability:

High

Winter Hardiness:

Good

Drought Tolerance:

Fair

Cool or Warm Season:

Cool

Bloat Hazard:

Yes

Use and Comments:

Pasture, hay; best suited to poorly drained sites.

Distribution in U.S.:

Upper Midwest and North Central Pacific States.

Height:

12-36 inches.

Leaves:

Palmately trifoliolate; finely serrated; large, pointed stipules; glabrous.

Inflorescence:

Seed head consisting of 17-91 florets suppored by petiole from leaf axil; flowers white to pink.

Roots:

Taproot.


Alsike Clover leaves
Alsike Clover Seed

Soil
Drainage:

Poorly Drained

Fertility:

Medium

pH:

6.0-6.5

 
 
Seed
Color:

Apple-green to greenish-black, browing with age.

Shape:

Nearly heart-shaped except notch slightly off center.

Pounds Per Bushel:

60

Seeds Per Pound:

700,000

Seeding Rate:

6-10 pounds PLS per acre.

Seeding Date (Indiana):

Jan 1-May1 or Aug1-Sept1

Emergence Time (Days):

7

Optimum Germ. Temp. (F):

70

 

 

For more forage information contact Dr. Keith Johnson: johnsonk@purdue.edu

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