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Sub clover

Leguminosae, Fabaceae Trifolium subterraneum L.

Source: Magness et al. 1971

This is a self-reseeding winter-annual clover important in New Zealand and Australia. It is now of some importance in the Pacific Northwest and of possible value for the South. Plant stems are decumbent. The ripening flower heads turn downward and bury themselves in the soil. In areas with dry summers, seeds remain dormant until fall rains occur, then germinate. Its value is primarily for pasture.

Last update October 28, 1997