Crimson Clover is an introduced winter annual legume growing 1-3’ tall with crimson-colored blooms. Crimson clover is best adapted to well-drained loam and clay loam soils in higher rainfall areas of Texas, primarily east of Interstate Highway 35. This legume is used for erosion control, as a cover crop, livestock and wildlife forage, and pollinator plant. The showy blooms of this species also make it a common ornamental wildflower, although it will often outcompete native wildflower species.
Crimson clover is a showy forage species and provides good benefits to pollinators. For pastures, it provides grazing from February-May.
Planting Rate: 15-20 lbs per acre
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