Clover, White Dutch
|Planting Rate||1-2 lb/1000 sq ft lawns|
|Plant Height||2 to 8 inches|
|Botanical Name||Trifolium repens|
|Environment||- Full Sun|
|Preferred Sites||- Upland/Grassland - Disturbed|
White clover is a very important legume in pastures that is highly palatabl and nutritious forage for all livestock. White clover is commonly planted with orchardgrass, ryegrass, or tall fescue. „Ladino‟ planted with orchardgrass produces the premier forage combination for intensive grazing systems in the Northeast. „Ladino‟ grows tall enough to be harvested for hay, silage, and green chop. Common white clover seldom grows tall enough to be harvested for hay or silage. White clover is a choice food for deer.
Honeybees and Grass seedings both benefit from white dutch clover as it provides a great nectar source for honeybees and provides nitrogen for the grass. Solid stands of white clover form a good erosion controlling cover on moist fertile soils, but stands may be sparse or spotty on dry sites.