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Trifolium repens

Common Name(s): Ladino clover; white clover; Dutch white clover
Family: Fabaceae
Growth Habit: Perennial
Invasiveness: Weed
Growing Days: 90 to 240 (days)
Abs.Max=79° (F)    Opt.Max=72° (F)
Opt.Min=57° (F)    Abs.Min=39° (F)
Precipitation: 28 to 70 (in.)
Winter Minimum: -36° (F)
Soil pH: 6 to 7.5
Soil Texture/Type: Moist clays or loams
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Long day, short day and day neutral
Light Intensity: Bright to cloud
Shallow rooted. Withstands greater temperature extremes than red clover. Grown in moist, cool regions.
Sclerotinia, Helminthosporium/Bipolaris, Cercospora, Anthrachose, Powdery Mildew, Rust
Harmful Org. Host - crop disease, Animal Food - forage, Harmful Org. Host - crop pests, Poison - mammals, Weed - possible seed contam., Environ. - ornamental
Steppe and semi-arid, subtropical-humid, boreal, subtropical-dry summer, temperate
Geographical Origin:
Northern Africa, Asia Temp, Indian Subcontinent, Europe
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