Legumes

Legumes are a specialized group of plants that help return nitrogen to the soil. They are important as cover crops, sources of high protein in pastures for animals, and reclamation plantings.
Common Name Scientific Name Precipitation Planting Rate Sun/Shade Tolerance Bloom Color
Alfalfa Dormancy 2 Medicago sativa 10" - 40" 15 - 25 lbs per acre 1 - Very Sunny Purple
Alsike Clover Trifolium hybridum 18" minimum 3 pls lbs/acre monostand in mixes (best) .75 pls lbs. 1 - Very Sunny Pink
American Vetch Vicia americana 10" Minimum 25-35 lbs / acre 2 - Both Purple
Berseem Clover Trifolium alexandrinum 20"- 25" 8-12 lbs/acre drilled or 10-20 lbs/acre broadcast 2 - Both Pink
Crimson Clover Trifolium incarnatum 30" - 40" 15 - 20 #/acre or 1 # /1000 sq ft. 1 - Very Sunny Red
Microclover VNS Trifolium repens 18" 2 1 - Very Sunny White
Red Mammoth Clover Trifolium pratense 20+" 8-12 lbs/acre drilled or 10-20 lbs/acre broadcast 2 - Both Pink
Red Medium Clover Trifolium pratense 20" 8 - 10 lbs/acre drilled or 10 - 12 lbs/acre broadcast 2 - Both Pink
Strawberry Clover Trifolium fragiferum 25" 6 lbs/acre drilled 2 - Both Red
White Dutch Clover Trifolium repens 35" 2# / acre 1 - Very Sunny White
White Ladino Clover Trifolium repens 35" 2# / acre 1 - Very Sunny White
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