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Trifolium pratense

Phonetic Spelling
try-FOH-lee-um pray-TEN-see
Description

Red clover as grown as a forage crop for pasturage, hay and green manure for livestock. It is a nitrogen-fixing plant and is often grown as a cover crop to improve soil fertility.  It has also been widely used for athlete's foot, constipation, ulcers, corms, and menopause. Red clover contains isoflavones. The edible flowers taste sweet or like hay but they are not easily digestible.  Do not eat the flowers if pregnant or nursing.

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  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Trifolium
    Species:
    pratense
    Family:
    Fabaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Annual
    Dimensions:
    Height: 0 ft. 8 in. - 1 ft. 8 in.
    Width: 0 ft. 8 in. - 1 ft. 8 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Edible
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Edible Garden