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Strawberry Clover
(Trifolium Fragiferum)


Strawberry clover is perennial native to southwest Asia. It is a prostrate growing clover with creeping stems. The distinctive round flower head is pink to white. Strawberry clover tolerates moderate saline, alkaline and seepy conditions. Uses include mixes for highways, mine reclamation, lawns and parkways.

Drill or broadcast seed 0.6 to 1.3 cm (¼ to ½ in.) deep. Seed should be inoculated prior to planting to induce nitrogen fixation. It should be planted in spring or late fall in cooler climates and late summer in warmer or southern climates.



0.5 to 0.9 kg/93 sq. m
1 to 2 lbs./1000 sq. ft.



300,000 per lb. (0.46 kg)



Fresa strawberry clover was developed and released by the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences at New Mexico State University. The original collection was from Turkey. Fresa was selected for its low growing height. In southern New Mexico, it remains green throughout the year, but exhibits some dormancy with extremely high or low temperatures.


The California Agricultural Experiment Station developed Salina strawberry clover. It is dark green in color and palatable to all types of livestock. Salina can tolerate periods of winter flooding and is a suitable legume for poorly drained soils in low-lying areas.


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