Subterranean Clover (Trifolium subterraneum)

Cool Season

Subterranean clover is a low growing branching annual legume that is quite hardy. It will grow where most other clovers will not survive. It can reseed itself so it can turn into a weed issue if not managed. The prostrate growth pattern gives excellent weed suppression, so in a blend. It may start to take over by spreading by stolons. Drought resistance is fair, shade tolerance is high.

Seeds per pound: 70,000 Seed/sq ft/pound of seed: 1.9


  • Nitrogen builder
  • Intercropping
  • Erosion control
  • Weed suppression
  • Grazing potential


  • Palatable
  • Good for covering the soil


Can be too aggressive, can become a weed.


Excellent. Good regrowth, good palatability.


Poor. Too short

Mycorrhizal support? Yes