Clover, Red – 1 lb


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Red clover (Trifolium pratense) and white clover (Trifolium repens) are two different species of clover that have some notable differences. Firstly, red clover is a taller plant than white clover, typically growing between 1 and 3 feet tall, while white clover stays much shorter, usually between 4 and 8 inches tall. Secondly, red clover has a deep taproot, which allows it to access nutrients from deeper in the soil, while white clover has a shallow root system. Thirdly, red clover has larger leaves and flowers than white clover. The leaves are oval-shaped and have a distinctive V-shaped white marking, while the flowers are larger and more cone-shaped than the round, white flowers of white clover.

Another important difference is in their usage. Red clover is often grown as a forage crop for livestock, due to its high protein content, while white clover is often used as a ground cover, a companion crop, or a forage crop for smaller animals such as rabbits or poultry. Red clover also has some medicinal properties and is used in herbal medicine, while white clover is not typically used for this purpose. Despite their differences, both red and white clover are beneficial for soil health and can be used in sustainable agriculture practices to improve soil fertility, prevent erosion, and promote biodiversity.

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Weight 1 lbs