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Strawberry Clover (Trifolium fragiferum)

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  • Strawberry Clover (Trifolium Fragiferum) http://www.sagebud.com/strawberry-clover-trifolium-fragiferum
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  • Strawberry Clover (Trifolium Fragiferum) http://www.sagebud.com/strawberry-clover-trifolium-fragiferum
    Credit: Paul Hermann Wilhelm Taubert (1862-1897) | Leguminosae. inEngelmann (ed.): Natürliche Pflanzenfamilien. Vol. III, 3. | License: PD Old PD-Art (PD-old)
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    Credit: Christian Fischer. | Own picture, made in a wet, a bit salty meadow in north-eastern Lower Saxony, Germany. | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0
  • Strawberry Clover (Trifolium Fragiferum) http://www.sagebud.com/strawberry-clover-trifolium-fragiferum
    Credit: Christian Fischer. | Own picture, made in a wet, a bit salty meadow in north-eastern Lower Saxony, Germany. | License: CC-BY-SA-3.0
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Trifolium Fragiferum, or more commonly know as Strawberry Clover, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) with green foliage and purple flowers of the genus Trifolium. It has a rapid growth rate and a height of 0.5 feet at maturity. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. It's active growth period is spring, blooms during late spring and is intolerant of shade. Trifolium Fragiferum or Strawberry Clover's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of California, Colorado, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Trifolium
  • Family: Fabaceae
  • Order: Fabales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (I) CAN (I)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: FACU FACW-
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(FACU) 2(NI) 3(FACU) 4(FAC) 5(FAC) 8(FACW-) 9(FACU) 0(NI*)
  • Active Growth Period: Spring
  • After Harvest Regrowth Rate: Moderate
  • Allelopath: No
  • Bloat: High
  • C:N Ratio: Low
  • Coppice Potential: No
  • Fall Conspicuous: No
  • Fire Resistance: Yes
  • Flower Color: Purple
  • 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: Stoloniferous
  • Growth Rate: Rapid
  • Height Mature (feet): 0.5
  • Leaf Retention: No
  • Lifespan: Short
  • Low Growing Grass: No
  • Nitrogen Fixation: Medium
  • Resprout Ability: No
  • Shape and Orientation: Prostrate
  • Toxicity: Slight
  • Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils: No
  • Adapted to Fine Textured Soils: No
  • Adapted to Medium Textured Soils: Yes
  • Anaerobic Tolerance: High
  • CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
  • Cold Stratification Required: No
  • Drought Tolerance: Low
  • Fertility Requirement: Medium
  • Fire Tolerance: High
  • Frost Free Days Minimum: 150
  • Hedge Tolerance: None
  • Moisture Use: High
  • pH (Minimum): 6
  • pH (Maximum): 8.4
  • Precipitation (Minimum): 30
  • Precipitation (Maximum): 60
  • Root Depth Minimum (inches): 12
  • Salinity Tolerance: Low
  • Shade Tolerance: Intolerant
  • Temperature Minimum (°F): -23
  • Bloom Period: Late Spring
  • Commercial Availability: Routinely Available
  • Fruit/Seed Abundance: Medium
  • Fruit/Seed Period Begin: Spring
  • Fruit/Seed Period End: Summer
  • Fruit/Seed Persistence: Yes
  • 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: 288000
  • Seed Spread Rate: Slow
  • Seedling Vigor: Low
  • Small Grain: No
  • Vegetative Spread Rate: Moderate


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