crimson clover

noun
a European clover, Trifolium incarnatum, of the legume family, having heads of crimson flowers, cultivated as a forage plant in the U.S.
Also called Italian clover.
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crimson clover

noun
southern European annual with spiky heads of crimson flower; extensively cultivated in United States for forage 
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Example sentences
Stands are easier to get than with the common crimson clover.
Therefore, small grains are often seeded in a mixture with cool season annual
  legumes such as crimson clover or hairy vetch.
It grows well on light soils that are too sandy for crimson clover.
One study focuses on growing tomatoes and cabbage using hairy vetch, crimson
  clover and rye cover crops.
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