Trifolium hirtum

Trifolium hirtum

Rose clover

Short to medium, winter growing annual. Most widely used in California, but persists in many other areas of the USA at altitudes under 3,500 ft. where there is more than 10 inches of precipitation. Used primarily as a range legume, it reseeds itself readily and contributes greatly to the overall quality of a pasture. Highly nutritious and palatable, even when dry; non-hardy.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
- 24 
in.
Precipitation: 
14 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Full Shade
Elevation: 
- 3,500 
ft.

Soil Texture

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

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Marginal
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Marginal
Seeding Rate: 
20 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
56.70 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
140,000
Planting Season: 
Fall
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes
Bloat or Nonbloat: 
Bloat
Cold Hardiness: 
Nonhardy