Most legumes like lime, and alsike clover is not an exception, but is far more acid-resistant than the red.
This is the long-stemmed, viny kind, and its name is alsike clover.
On the average upland prairie soil, alsike clover does not grow so vigorously as the medium red.
Timothy and red-top should be seeded with it, and in the spring red and alsike clover should be added.
Small, white clover has adaptation for soils very similar to that of alsike clover.
alsike clover along with timothy may also be sown with mammoth clover, since the two mature about the same time.
The prevalence of alsike clover in a farming region is indicative of lack of lime.
alsike clover growing alone could not be cured thus quickly.
If but two varieties are wanted in the mixture, ordinarily these two should be alsike clover and timothy.
When in full bloom, a field of alsike clover is a very beautiful sight.