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Trifolium pratense

Common Name(s): Red clover; kura clover
Family: Fabaceae
Growth Habit: Perennial
Growing Days: 120 to 300 (days)
Abs.Max=104° (F)    Opt.Max=72° (F)
Opt.Min=54° (F)    Abs.Min=45° (F)
Precipitation: 28 to 65 (in.)
Winter Minimum: -24° (F)
Soil pH: 6 to 7.5
Soil Texture/Type: Loams, silt loams and heavy soil
Soil Drainage: Semi-Poor
Photoperiod Response: Long day
Light Intensity: Bright to clear
Anthacnose limits cultivation to areas north of Ohio River. Alterative; Expectorant. Rainfall most important factor in adaptation. High summer temperatures do not injure crop.
Phytothora, Sclerotinia, Helminthosporium/Bipolaris, Rhizoctonia, Cercospora, Anthrachose, Powdery Mildew, Rust
Medicinal - folklore, Harmful Org. Host - crop pests, Environ. - soil improver, Harmful Org. Host - crop disease, Additive - flavoring, Honey - , Animal Food - forage, Animal Food - fodder
Temperate-continental, subtropical, boreal, temperate marine, steppe and semi-arid
Geographical Origin:
Northern Africa, Asia Temp, Indian Subcontinent, Europe
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