Persian Clover

Persian Clover is an annual legume, up to 20-60cm high, forming dense swards and has a rosette growth. The stems are hollow, flowers are pink to violet and when mature are white seed heads.


Persian Clover is an annual which is used widely across Europe. It is less common in the UK but it is a good forage plant. It grows on most soils and on slightly acidic to alkaline pHs. If autumn sown it grows well in spring and will have a good summer growth after cutting or grazing. It may also be sown in spring for grazing or cutting in the same year.

When in the right location, Persian Clover will reseed naturally and be redistributed by wind via its mobile, light weight, seed pods. Spring flowers are known to attract flower flies.