Clover, Berseem

Berseem clover is an annual, non-reseeding, cool-season forage crop. It has self-sterile yellowish white florets and hollow stems. Seeds range in color from yellow to purple. It is very producted on alkaline soils, but has poor cold tolerance. Berseem clover has a short taproot, which limits its use on sandy soils with low water-holding capacity. It is not well adapted to hot weather and prefers areas with long, warm winters where there is no danger of frost. One large advantage that berseem clover has over other legumes is that it is not known to cause bloat in animals feeding on it.

Description Courtesy of: Oregon State University