having red flowers, grown for forage: the state flower of Vermont.
(not recorded in ME)
a leguminous plant,
, native to Europe and Asia, frequently planted as a forage crop. It has fragrant red flowers and three-lobed compound leaves
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Intercropping red clover with winter cereal grains could provide a forage and nitrogen source for corn.