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subterranean clover Line breaks: sub|ter¦ra¦nean clo¦ver

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Definition of subterranean clover in English:


A European clover, naturalized as a weed of pastures in Australia, whose fruiting heads bury themselves in the ground.
  • Trifolium subterraneum, family Leguminosae
Example sentences
  • Experiments with subterranean clovers, or clover ley farming, helped to improve both soil structure and pasture.
  • Local pastoralists reported significant failures of well-irrigated pastures containing subterranean clover, perennial rye grass and Phalaris tuberosa.
  • He grows self-seeding winter cover crops such as little barley (considered a weed by some) and subterranean clover, which die down in early summer and come back from seed in the fall.

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