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Trifolium incarnatum

Common namesFrench clover, crimson clover, Italian clover, carnation clover, scarlet clover, trefle du Rousillon, inkarnat klee, blut klee, trifoglio incarnato, trevo carmesim, trébol rojo
Ecocrop code10534

BRIEF DESCRIPTION A hebaceous, legume reaching 30-90 cm in height, with crimson colored, conical flower heads. USES Used for hay, pasture, silage, and soil protection and improvement. Flowers are a source of honey. GROWING PERIOD Annual. Grown as an winter-annual in the Colf coast region in the U.S. Autumn sown in Brazil it provides groundcover in 75-95 days, flowers after 110-150 days, and mature in 135-170 days. Flowers in the spring and fruits until early summer. COMMON NAMES Crimson clover, Trevo encarnado, Scarlet clover. FURTHER INF Scientific synonyms: T. molineri, T. noeanum, T. spicatum, T. stramineum. Crimson clover is native of southeastern Europe and Caucasus. Development of flower stems is initiated when daylength is over 12 hours. Dry matter yields may be between 2-4 t/ha.
Grassland Index
Hartmann T 1981 pp 521 [TEXT, PH, DRA]
Duke J 1975 pp 29 [PH, RAIN, TEMP]
Roecklein J 1987 pp 153 [USE, TEMP, TEXT, FER]
Kernick M 1961 pp 38
Monegat C 1991 pp 119
Duke J 1981 pp 245-248 [TEXT, DRA, FER, RAIN, TEMP, PH]
Heath M 1985 pp 139-141 [PH, TEXT, PHO]
Ahlgren G 1956 pp 155-158 [KTMP, TEXT, FER, USE]