Trifolium pratense
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Trifolium pratense

red clover

  family fabaceae 
  genus trifolium 

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Genus  Trifolium Species  pratense Variety  Cultivar  Common names  red clover Family  FABACEAE Specimen number  S6490 Data source  Allergy p282;MedPl p275;Frgnt p315
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Various Life span    Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Groundcover Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height    Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Various Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  The flowers of Trifolium pratense have a mild perfume scented fragrance.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen  Light Hay fever season  Jun 01 - Aug 31 Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  expectorant   antispasmodic   estrogenic Medicinal parts  Flowers Has medicinal uses  yes Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  Trifolium pratense is considered by some to be an herbal remedy. It's used as an expectorant, an antispasmodic or an estrogenic. Herbal remedies are only prepared from the flowers. This is a light producer of pollen but should cause problems to only the most sensitive hay fever sufferers. Hay fever season usually extends from June to August.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  perfumed Fragrance parts  Flowers Fragrance intensity  Mild Fragrance category  Perfume Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Trifolium pratense is a wildflower and most likely originates from Europe.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Blossoms appear in June and continue through August.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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