Crimson Clover - Trifolium incarnatum
An annual legume with short spikes of deep red or mauve flowers. It can be used as a shade-tolerant flower in a garden to attract beneficial insects, or it can be sown away from a garden to lure rabbits away from plants. Crimson clover is also a nutritious grazing plant for livestock, and it is commonly planted as a cover crop on farms because it fixes nitrogen in the soil, suppresses weeds and reduces erosion.
Zones: 1 through 10
Height: Up to 1 ft.
Flower Color: Red
Plant Type: Annual
Light Requirement: Sun
Bloom Time: Early - Mid Season
Seeds per Packet: 100+
Seeds per Pound: 97,000
Is this wildflower invasive: No
Is this wildflower endangered: No
Is this wildflower edible: No
Is this wildflower medicinal: No