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Author Topic: Are these native or feral clovers?  (Read 3397 times)
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« on: March 25, 2012, 10:23:23 AM »

I've got a good bit of clover blooming around me...in the yard, pastures, ROW, etc.,.  There are two different types.  One is a small (maybe 3/8" ball) yellow clover that only grows probably 5" tall on the average and it is the most prolific.  The other one is a white clover with a hint of pink to it.  This one grows in smaller "patches" but is a bigger clover probably growing to 8" tall...maybe 10" come to think about it.  The white clover tends to be more of a ROW plant whereas the smaller yellow clover seems to be everywhere.  I'm thinking the white one may be remnants of seeding done by the state or Huh.  The yellow one just seems too widespread to have been purposely seeded, but...?

Here's a couple of pictures of them.  Anybody want to make a stab at id'ing them?  Are they native clovers?  Ferals?

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« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2012, 12:22:14 PM »

The lower photo is dutch clover I think.The upper is yellow sweet clover. Invasive in some areas.
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« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2012, 04:10:17 PM »

buzzbee is right on. The yard around my barn is full of the white dutch clover. We have some yellow sweet clover,but not every year.
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« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2012, 04:15:03 PM »

Great patches of clover there.   
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« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2012, 08:07:50 PM »

That yellow clover is EVERYWHERE around here. Do the bees work it?

Steve

ps. We got 14 swarms today. Left 5 because they were to high in the trees.
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« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2012, 10:39:57 PM »

I think the yellow one is actually Trifolium aureum or Trifolium aureum. Neither of which are native.
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« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2012, 01:52:43 PM »

That yellow clover is EVERYWHERE around here. Do the bees work it?

Steve

ps. We got 14 swarms today. Left 5 because they were to high in the trees.
Sorry about the late reply but, yes, the girls do work the yellow clover.  Wow, 14 swarms in a single day!!!

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« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2012, 02:18:04 PM »

the white is invasive here.  the bees work it and i leave it until it takes over my horse pastures.  then i either keep it mowed down or spray it down where i need to.
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« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2012, 03:29:37 PM »

As far as I am aware, there are no native clovers in the Americas.
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