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Published In: Species Plantarum 2: 767. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 11/2/2016)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 7/17/2018)
GROWTH: Lifespan: Perennial
Life form: Herbaceous
Sexual reproduction: Outcrossing
Plant-human relationship: Cultivated
ECONOMIC USE: Domestic animal edible: Fodder, Forage, Silage
Human edible: Flowers, Leaves, Seeds
Details: Economic use: Leaves, flowers and ground seeds eaten (Facciola 1998).
Toxic parts: Leaves
Details: Toxicity: Widely used as livestock forage, but is among several perennial species of Trifolium reported to cause abnormal estrogenic effects in livestock; occasionally causes photosensitization, and in rare conditions produces toxic amounts of cyanide (Burrows & Tyrl 2001).





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