Trifolium pratense L.

Red Clover field
Symbol: 
TRPR2
Group: 
Dicot
Family: 
Fabaceae

Short-lived perennial with heads of pinkish-violet flowers and hairy (pubescent) oval leaflets with a white V mark.  With erect growing stems, red clover is used primarily for hay and pasture. 

Fairly drought tolerant, it tolerates moderate soil acidity and poorer drainage conditions than does alfalfa.

Seedling vigor is better than any other clover; it is especially well-suited for seeding into cool season perennial grass sods.

Identification

Type: 
Legume
Growth Season: 
Cool

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