Alsike Clover

Planting Rate 3-5 LBS per Acre
Plant Height 2-4 FT
Seed Count 700,000 Seeds per LB
Botanical Name Trifolium hybridum
Life Cycle Short lived perennial or biennial
Environment Full Sun - Partial Sun
Preferred Sites Mesic Soils
Bloom Period May-October
Flower Color White
Pollinator Value Good
Grazing Value Very good as part of a grass mixture component


Alsike Clover


Alsike clover is a short lived perennial or biennial native to Europe but now widely distributed throughout the United States. This legume is tolerant of adverse soils and has many potential uses. Caution is needed when horses are grazed with this slightly toxic clover.


  • Mature height of 2-4 FT
  • Tolerates wet and acidic soils
  • Very good component in pasture grass mixes
  • Potentially toxic to horses
  • Prefers heavier clayey to silty soils
  • Very good nitrogen fixer
  • Low heat and drought tolerance
  • Spring or Fall planting dates


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