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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

Red Clover Trifolium pratense L.

Red clover flowers
Red 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:

Excellent pasture renovation crop, short-term hay crop.

Distribution in U.S.:

Eastern half and Northwest.

Height:

12-36 inches.

Leaves:
Palmately trifoliolate; leaflets not serrated; inverted V-shaped "water mark" usually present; large stipules; stems leaves and petioles pubescent
Heads consisting of up to 125 flowers; rose purple or deep purplish-red; heads nested in 2-3 leaves
Roots:

Taproot

Red Clover leaves

Typical Pubescence on leaves and stem

Soil
Drainage:

Somewhat Poorly Drained
Fertility:

Medium

pH:

6.2-6.8

 
 
Seed
Color:

Pure yellow tp purple

Shape:

Shortened mit

Pounds Per Bushel:

60

Seeds Per Pound:

275,000

Seeding Rate:

8-10 pounds PLS per acre.

Seeding Date (Indiana):

Jan 1-May 1 or Aug 1- Sept 1

Emergence Time (Days):

7

Optimum Germ. Temp. (F):

70

Red Clover Seed

 

 

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

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