Herb: Subterranean Clover


Latin name: Trifolium subterraneum


Family: Leguminosae



Edible parts of Subterranean Clover:

Leaves - raw or cooked.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Annual


Height:
20 cm
(7 3/4 inch)

Habitat of the herb:

Sandy and gravelly pastures, also on cliff tops, avoiding acid soils and shady positions.

Other uses of Subterranean Clover:

This plant can be grown as a ground cover green manure under tomatoes in the greenhouse. The seed should be sown before planting the tomatoes. It can also be sown under soft fruit and cut once or twice in the summer.

Propagation of the herb:

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.

Cultivation of Subterranean Clover:

Sandy and gravelly pastures, also on cliff tops, avoiding acid soils and shady positions.

Medicinal use of the herb:

None known

Known hazards of Trifolium subterraneum:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.