Persian Clover (Trifolium resupinatum)

Cool Season

Persian clover is a prostrate or semi-erect branching annual legume that fixes a large amount of nitrogen through its growing season. They have finer stems than Berseem, and Persian clover. Persian clover has a branching tap root. It will survive well in blends. It is moderately tolerant of salinity and not very winter hardy. It is a low risk of becoming a weed in Western Canada.

Seeds/pound: 140,000 Seeds/sq ft/pound of seed: 3.8


  • Nitrogen builder
  • Hay source
  • Intercropping
  • Erosion control
  • Weed suppression
  • Grazing
  • Pollinator attracter


  • Nitrogen fixation
  • Hay quality
  • Good grazing
  • More drought tolerant than Berseem


Rots quickly in spring releasing nitrogen maybe too quickly, slight bloat risk, will not tolerate long periods of drought, slow plant establishment.


Grazes well, but leave 3-4” (7-10 cm) to help regrowth.


High quality hay but relatively lower yielding compared to Berseem or Crimson.

Mycorrhizal support? Yes