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Legume
Legume Seed | Alfalfa | Alsike Clover | Birdsfoot Trefoil | Crownvetch | Hairyvetch |
Ladino Clover | Korean Lespedeza | Red Clover | Sweetclover | White Dutch Clove

Grass
Grass Seed | Orchardgrass | Tall Fescue | Perennial Ryegrass | K. Bluegrass | Timothy | Reed Canarygrass
Smooth Bromegrass | Big  Bluestem | Switchgrass | Indiangrass | Sorghum  X  Sudan | Sudangrass

Ladino Clover Trifolium  repens L.

Ladino rhizome
Ladino plant

Longevity:
Perennial
Palatability:
Very High
Hardiness:
Fair
Drought Tolerance:
Poor
Cool or Warm Season:
Cool
Bloat Hazard:
Yes
Use and Comments:
Pasture only; low yielding.
Distribution in U.S.:
Eastern half.
Height:
12-14 inches.
Roots Growth Habit:
Stoloniferous.
Leaves:
Palmately trifoliolate; serrations most conspicuous midway between tip and base of leaflet; underside of leaflet shiny; inverted V-shaped "water-mark" not always evident; upper or forward surfaces of petiole often grooved; crinkled appearance on lower portion of petioles; small, pointed stipules.

Ladino Clover Seed
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Ladino Colver Leaflet
Ladino Clover flowers
Ladino Clover stolon

Soil
Drainage:
Poorly Drained
Fertility:
High
pH:
6.0-6.5
 
 
Seed
Color:
Yellow or sometimes reddish; browning with age.
Shape:
Heart
Pounds Per Bushel:
60
Seeds Per Pound:
860,000
Seeding Rate:
2-4 pounds PLS per acre.
Seeding Date (Indiana):
Jan 1-May 1 or Aug 1-Sept 1
Emergence Time (Days):
10
Optimum Germ. Temp. (F):
70

 

 

 

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

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