Rose clover

Species: Rose clover (Trifolium hirstum All.)
Cultivars: Overton R18
Origin: Europe
Use: Grazing, pasture.
Description:
General:

Life Span:

2-3 feet tall, erect, pubescent leaves; presence of water-mark; purple flowers.
Annual
Adaptation:
pH:
Soil:
Rainfall:
Temperature:
5.8-8.0
Sandy-loam, clay-loam.
14-46 inches.
12ยบ F (minimum).
Management:
Seeding Rate:
Planting Date:
Planting Depth:
Seed Cost:
Season of Use:
Production:
15-20 lb/A
September-October
<0.25 inch
$40-45/A
March-May
3000-5000 lb/A
Notes:
  • Low bloat potential.
  • High palatability.
  • Generally overseeded into perennial pastures due to its early maturity.
  • Good reseeder due to high percentage of hard seed production.
  • More persistant than other clovers in North Central Texas and Central Oklahoma.
  • Inoculate with Rhizobia bacteria specific to rose clover (Type WR).

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