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Crimson Clover (Trifolium incarnatum)

  • Crimson Clover (Trifolium Incarnatum) http://www.sagebud.com/crimson-clover-trifolium-incarnatum/
    Credit: Benjamin Cody | Own work | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL
  • Crimson Clover (Trifolium Incarnatum) http://www.sagebud.com/crimson-clover-trifolium-incarnatum/
    Credit: Benjamin Cody | Own work | License: CC-BY-SA-2.5
  • Crimson Clover (Trifolium Incarnatum) http://www.sagebud.com/crimson-clover-trifolium-incarnatum/
    Credit: Benjamin Cody | Own work | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL
  • Crimson Clover (Trifolium Incarnatum) http://www.sagebud.com/crimson-clover-trifolium-incarnatum/
    Credit: Sten Porse | Own photo, taken at Beder, Jutland. | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0,2.5,2.0,1.0 GFDL
  • Crimson Clover (Trifolium Incarnatum) http://www.sagebud.com/crimson-clover-trifolium-incarnatum/
    Credit: Sten Porse | Own photo, taken at Beder, Jutland. | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL
  • Crimson Clover (Trifolium Incarnatum) http://www.sagebud.com/crimson-clover-trifolium-incarnatum/
    Credit: KENPEI | KENPEI's photo | License: CC-BY-SA-2.5,2.0,1.0 CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL
  • Crimson Clover (Trifolium Incarnatum) http://www.sagebud.com/crimson-clover-trifolium-incarnatum/
    Credit: KENPEI | KENPEI's photo | License: CC-BY-SA-2.5,2.0,1.0 CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL
  • Crimson Clover (Trifolium Incarnatum) http://www.sagebud.com/crimson-clover-trifolium-incarnatum/
    Credit: Bernd Haynold | selbst fotografiert - own picture | License: CC-BY-2.5 CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated GFDL
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    Credit: MdE (de) | Eigenes Foto/own photo | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0-DE
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Trifolium Incarnatum, or more commonly know as Crimson Clover, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) with green foliage and red flowers of the genus Trifolium. It has a rapid growth rate and a height of 2 feet at maturity. Its duration is annual which means it grows for one season only. It's active growth period is fall winter and spring, blooms during early spring and is intolerant of shade. Trifolium Incarnatum or Crimson Clover's floral region is North America US Lower 48 and Hawaii, specifically in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Vermont, Washington and Wisconsin.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Trifolium
  • Family: Fabaceae
  • Order: Fabales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Annual
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (I) HI (I) CAN (W)
  • PLANTS Invasive Status: SWSS
  • Active Growth Period: Fall Winter and Spring
  • After Harvest Regrowth Rate: None
  • Allelopath: No
  • Bloat: Low
  • C:N Ratio: Low
  • Coppice Potential: No
  • Fall Conspicuous: No
  • Fire Resistance: No
  • Flower Color: Red
  • Flower Conspicuous: Yes
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Foliage Porosity Summer: Porous
  • Foliage Porosity Winter: Porous
  • Foliage Texture: Fine
  • Fruit/Seed Color: Brown
  • Fruit/Seed Conspicuous: No
  • Growth Form: Single Crown
  • Growth Rate: Rapid
  • Height Mature (feet): 2
  • Leaf Retention: No
  • Lifespan: Short
  • Low Growing Grass: No
  • Nitrogen Fixation: High
  • Resprout Ability: No
  • Shape and Orientation: Semi-Erect
  • Toxicity: None
  • Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils: Yes
  • Adapted to Fine Textured Soils: Yes
  • Adapted to Medium Textured Soils: Yes
  • Anaerobic Tolerance: Low
  • CaCO3 Tolerance: None
  • Cold Stratification Required: No
  • Drought Tolerance: Low
  • Fertility Requirement: Medium
  • Fire Tolerance: None
  • Frost Free Days Minimum: 180
  • Hedge Tolerance: None
  • Moisture Use: Medium
  • pH (Minimum): 5.5
  • pH (Maximum): 7.5
  • Precipitation (Minimum): 32
  • Precipitation (Maximum): 65
  • Root Depth Minimum (inches): 12
  • Salinity Tolerance: None
  • Shade Tolerance: Intolerant
  • Temperature Minimum (°F): 12
  • Bloom Period: Early Spring
  • Commercial Availability: Routinely Available
  • Fruit/Seed Abundance: High
  • Fruit/Seed Period Begin: Spring
  • Fruit/Seed Period End: Summer
  • Fruit/Seed Persistence: No
  • Propagated by Bare Root: No
  • Propagated by Bulbs: No
  • Propagated by Container: No
  • Propagated by Corms: No
  • Propagated by Cuttings: No
  • Propagated by Seed: Yes
  • Propagated by Sod: No
  • Propagated by Sprigs: No
  • Propagated by Tubers: No
  • Seed per Pound: 149760
  • Seed Spread Rate: Slow
  • Seedling Vigor: High
  • Small Grain: No
  • Vegetative Spread Rate: None


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