Trifolium hirtum, Nutritive value, Sheep, Grazing, Northampton region (W.A.), Western Australia
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BECAUSE of its upright growth habit, it is often thought that rose clover may require some form of specialised grazing management.
It has also been said that the sheep find the plant and in particular the seed head, undesirable in the dry stages.
However, more recent observations refute this (Bailey 1966). The present commonly-grown strains of rose clover are later flowering generally than the medics or Geraldton subterranean clover and stay green later in the season.
Parkin, R J.
"Continuous grazing on rose clover at Northampton,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4: Vol. 7
, Article 8.
Available at: https://researchlibrary.agric.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture4/vol7/iss10/8