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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

White Dutch Clover
 Trifolium repens L.

Longevity:

Perennial

Palatability:

Very High

Winter Hardiness:

Good

Drought Tolerance:

Poor

Cool or Warm Season:

Cool

Bloat Hazard:

Yes

Use and Comments:

Pasture only; extremely low yielding

Distribution in U.S.:

Eastern half.

Height:

3-10 inches.

Leaves:

Palmately trifoliolate; serrations most conspicuous midway between tip and base; inverted V-shaped "water mark" not always evident; small, pointed stipules; leaflet smaller than ladino clover.

Growth Habit:
Stoloniferous.

Head consisting of 20-100 florets; slightly smaller than ladino clover floret; mostly white floret sometimes lightly tinged with pink.


White Dutch Clover leaflets
White Dutch Clover flowers

 

Soil

Drainage:
Poorly Drained

Fertility:
Medium

pH:
6.0-6.5

 
 
Seed
Color:
Yellow or sometimes reddish; browing with age

Shape:
Heart

Pounds Per Bushel:
60

Seeds Per Pound:
800,000

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

White Dutch Seed

 

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

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