Seaside Clover

Seaside clover (Trifolium invulneratum) has rendered some service to

agriculture in what is known as the Great Basin, which includes parts

of Oregon and Nevada. In Bulletin No. 15, Bureau of Plant Industry,

issued by the United States Department of Agriculture, it is referred to

as one of the most promising species for cultivation in that area. Under

the influence of irrigation it has spread, in one instance cited, into

sage brush soil, and there, along with timothy and red top, has aided in

producing fine crops. In, low, swampy, non-alkaline areas, it often

yields from 1/2 to 1-1/4 tons of hay per acre. It has been estimated

that with correct conditions it would be found about equal in producing

power and feeding value to alsike clover. It is at least questionable,

however, if it is likely to supersede to any considerable degree the

varieties already under general cultivation.

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