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« on: June 14, 2006, 05:55:31 PM »

Trifolium Arvense. My bees are working acres of this stuff nearby, anyone know the importance of it as a honey plant Huh?  
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« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2006, 04:47:02 AM »

The common name is trefoil a relative of alfalfa and the various clovers.  They are legumes like peas, vetch, and beans.  All of which are good honey sources.

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« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2006, 09:04:46 PM »

The trefoil we have here is little yellow flowers and closer to the ground.  They look nothing like the picture above.  I have some clover that looks like that.  I've planted a lot of clover mixes, so I'm not sure what it really is.  But birdsfoot trefoil has the little yellow flower close to the ground.  A funny shaped flower, hard to describe.  Maybe I'll try to get a picture, since it's blooming now.
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« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2006, 09:14:03 PM »

that's interesting, never seen that plant before, wonder if it will grow down south??
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« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2006, 11:24:45 PM »

Rabbits Foot Clover a member of the Pea family

http://www.ct-botanical-society.org/galleries/trifoliumarve.html
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« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2006, 09:26:11 AM »

And here's the birdsfoot trefoil:

http://www.ct-botanical-society.org/galleries/lotuscorn.html
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« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2006, 11:12:35 AM »

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