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Trifolium hybridum

Common Name(s): Alsike clover; hybrid clover
Family: Fabaceae
Growth Habit: Perennial
Growing Days: 90 to 150 (days)
Abs.Max=81° (F)    Opt.Max=68° (F)
Opt.Min=54° (F)    Abs.Min=39° (F)
Precipitation: 28 to 60 (in.)
Winter Minimum: -38° (F)
Soil pH: 6 to 7.5
Soil Texture/Type: Moist heavy silts or clays
Soil Drainage: Semi-Poor
Photoperiod Response: Long day
Light Intensity: Bright to clear
More winter hardy than red clover. Tolerates more acid soils. Cool climate.
Phytothora, Sclerotinia, Helminthosporium/Bipolaris, Rhizoctonia, Cercospora, Anthrachose, Powdery Mildew, Rust
Harmful Org. Host - crop pests, Animal Food - forage, Harmful Org. Host - crop disease, Environ. - erosion control, Honey - , Animal Food - fodder, Poison - mammals
Steppe and semi-arid, tropical-rainy, subtropical, temperate, boreal
Geographical Origin:
Northern Africa, Caucasus, Western Asia, Europe
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