Trifolium fragiferum

Trifolium fragiferum

Strawberry clover

Previous scientific name(s): Trifolium fragiferum ssp. bonannii

Short, creeping perennial; valuable for erosion control, pasture or green-manure crop. Tolerates wet saline and alkaline soils; able to withstand flooding and poorly drained sites. Easily established; hardy and non-hardy varieties available.

Varieties: 
O'Conners

A low-growing, low water-use type of strawberry clover. Tolerates alkalinity and is often used for erosion control plantings or for ground cover.

Palestine

More winter hardy and better adapted to higher elevation plantings than other strawberry clover varieties.

Species Attributes

Height: 
- 12 
in.
Precipitation: 
15 
- 18 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Part Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Not Adapted
Moderately Coarse: 
Average
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Best
Fine: 
Marginal

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Marginal
Neutral: 
Average
Basic: 
Best
Seeding Rate: 
- 15 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
53.50 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
300,000
Planting Season: 
Spring
Fall
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes
Bloat or Nonbloat: 
Bloat
Cold Hardiness: 
Nonhardy
Hardy