Lappa Clover (Trifolium lappaceum)
Plant Characteristics: Annual legume with hairy leaves and stems and small head with pink to white flowers.
Establishment: Adapted to loam to clay soils and tolerate poor drainage. Seed is not commercially available. Available seed should be broadcast between September and October at a rate of 10 to 15 lb/ac.
Fertilization: Grows better on calcareous soils and fertilization should follow soil test recommendations.
Grazing/Hay Management: Pasture utilization is best due to the short growing season.
Forage Quality: Comparable to other clovers.