alsike clover

[al-sahyk, -sik, awl-]
noun
a European clover, Trifolium hybridum, having pink flowers, grown in the U.S. for forage.
Also called alsike.


Origin:
1850–55; after Alsike, near Uppsala, Sweden

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For this reason, alsike clover should not be planted where pastures and hay will be used by horses.
In wet, low areas, ladino or alsike clover make good companion legumes.
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