Lappa Clover
Trifolium lappaceum 

Characteristics: Annual legume with hairy leaves and stems; small head with pink to white flowers

Establishment: Loam to clay soils, tolerates poor drainage

Planting: Broadcast between September and October at a rate of 10-15 lbs. per acre.

Fertilization: Grows better on calcareous soils. Follow soil test recommendations.

Forage quality: comparable to other clovers

 

 

Arrowleaf Clover
Trifolium vesiculosum 

Characteristics: Annual winter legume with hollow stems and smooth, arrow-shaped leaves. Flower head is cylindrical, usually white, which turns pink or purple in maturity.

Establishment: Requires soil pH of 5.8 to 6.5.

Planting: Broadcast from September 1 through November 10 at a rate of 5 to 10 lb/ac. Shade sensitive: avoid planting near trees.

Fertilization: No nitrogen required in pure stands. Responds well to potassium and phosphorus when needed. Follow soil test recommendations. If reseeding, apply boron at a rate of 2 lb/ac.

Forage quality: Digestible dry matter content is very high, about 80-85% at the peak of vegetation, with a protein content of 16-20%.