Herb: Bighead Clover


Latin name: Trifolium macrocephalum


Family: Leguminosae



Edible parts of Bighead Clover:

Leaves - cooked and used as a greens.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Perennial


Height:
25 cm
(9 3/4 inch)

Habitat of the herb:

Dry, often rocky soils, usually amongst sagebrush or under yellow pine.

Propagation of Bighead Clover:

Pre-soak the seed for 12 hours in warm water and then sow in spring in situ. If the seed is in short supply it might be better to sow it in pots in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in late spring. Division in spring.

Cultivation of the herb:

Dry, often rocky soils, usually amongst sagebrush or under yellow pine.

Medicinal use of Bighead Clover:

None known

Known hazards of Trifolium macrocephalum:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.