Clover, White Dutch

Planting Rate 1-2 lb/1000 sq ft lawns
Plant Height 2 to 8 inches
Botanical Name Trifolium repens
Life Cycle Perennial
Environment - Full Sun
Preferred Sites - Upland/Grassland - Disturbed
Bloom Period May-October
Flower Color White


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.

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