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Subterranean Clover (Trifolium subterraneum)

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    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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Trifolium Subterraneum, or more commonly know as Subterranean Clover, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) with green foliage and white flowers of the genus Trifolium. It has a rapid growth rate and a height of 0.5 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 late winter and is somewhat tolerant of shade. Trifolium Subterraneum or Subterranean Clover's floral region is North America US Lower 48 and Hawaii

  • 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 (I)
  • Active Growth Period: Fall Winter and Spring
  • After Harvest Regrowth Rate: Slow
  • Allelopath: No
  • Bloat: Low
  • C:N Ratio: Low
  • Coppice Potential: No
  • Fall Conspicuous: No
  • Fire Resistance: Yes
  • Flower Color: White
  • Flower Conspicuous: No
  • 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: None
  • Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils: No
  • Adapted to Fine Textured Soils: Yes
  • Adapted to Medium Textured Soils: Yes
  • Anaerobic Tolerance: Low
  • CaCO3 Tolerance: Low
  • Cold Stratification Required: No
  • Drought Tolerance: Medium
  • Fertility Requirement: Medium
  • Fire Tolerance: Medium
  • Frost Free Days Minimum: 180
  • Hedge Tolerance: None
  • Moisture Use: Low
  • pH (Minimum): 5
  • pH (Maximum): 7.6
  • Precipitation (Minimum): 16
  • Precipitation (Maximum): 45
  • Root Depth Minimum (inches): 10
  • Salinity Tolerance: Low
  • Shade Tolerance: Intermediate
  • Temperature Minimum (°F): 14
  • Bloom Period: Late Winter
  • Commercial Availability: Routinely Available
  • Fruit/Seed Abundance: Medium
  • Fruit/Seed Period Begin: Spring
  • Fruit/Seed Period End: Spring
  • 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: 54000
  • Seed Spread Rate: Moderate
  • Seedling Vigor: Medium
  • Small Grain: No
  • Vegetative Spread Rate: Rapid


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