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Crimson Clover, Italian Clover - Trifolium incarnatum


Family: Fabaceae Pea family Genus Common Name: Clover Native Status: Introduced
Trifolium incarnatum - Crimson Clover, Italian Clover. This introduced clover, considered invasive by some authorities, is found in 43 states. It was brought into North America from Europe as cattle feed. It also can enrich the soil, fixing nitrogen.

Found in:
AL, AR, CA, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV

Journal Articles Referencing Clover

Distribution of Trifolium incarnatum in the United States and Canada:
USDA Plants Distribution Map temporarily unavailable.
Blue=Native; Grey=Introduced

Map from USDA Plants Database:
USDA, NRCS. 2009. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 30 Sep 2014). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.

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Site: Pigeon Mountain - East, Walker County GA Date: 2010-April-18Photographer: Gerald C. Williamson
Nikon D60
Tamron SP 90MM f/2.8 AF Macro
Crimson Clover has striking red blossoms.
Trifolium incarnatum

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All content except USDA Plants Database map Copyright Gerald C. Williamson 2014
Photographs Copyrighted by the named photographer