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Offline BeeHopper

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« on: June 14, 2006, 06:55:31 PM »
Trifolium Arvense. My bees are working acres of this stuff nearby, anyone know the importance of it as a honey plant ????  

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« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2006, 05:47:02 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, 10:04:46 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, 10:14:03 PM »
that's interesting, never seen that plant before, wonder if it will grow down south??
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« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2006, 12:24:45 AM »
Rabbits Foot Clover a member of the Pea family

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« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2006, 10:26:11 AM »
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« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2006, 12:12:35 PM »
It's a good thing I have a long shoe horn, it can be difficult removing ones foot from ones mouth.  My memories getting worse--I really need to re-check some things first before opening my mouth.
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