Red clover

Upright short-lived perennial that grows 12-36 inches tall. Has hairy leaves and stems with three leaflets per leaf. Has pink or lavender flowers, and a taproot. There are medium (double-cut) and mammoth (single-cut) types. Medium types flower the year they are seeded and regrow vigorously after cutting. Mammoth types grow slower, maturing about 2 weeks later than medium types. Mammoth types require vernalization to flower and tolerate drought better than medium types.

Managing Cover Crop Profitably Book CoverRed clover: Managing Cover Crops Profitably (SARE Handbook Series Book 9) by Andy Clark (2007, 3rd ed.)


Evaluation of Cool Season Cover Crops in the North Central Region

NRCS, Plant Materials Program

May 2020

Evaluation of Cool Season Cover Crops in the North Central RegionDownload

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Cover Cropping for Pollinators and Beneficial Insects

Eric Lee-Mader, Anne Stine, Jarrod Fowler, Jennifer Hopwood and Mace Vaughanby – Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation with contributions from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

August 2017

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Recommended Hay and Pasture Forages For Michigan

Kim Cassida and Phil Kaatz – Michigan State University Extension

November 2019

Recommended Hay and Pasture Forages For Michigan

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Cover Crops and Pollinators

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education

Cover Crops and Pollinators

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