Birdsfoot Trefoil - Perennial
Birdsfoot Trefoil is a long-lived perennial with stems that are branched and usually 1 to 2 feet in length. Trefoil is a leafy legume containing a deep taproot and many laterals, displaying fine stems that are erect with oval leaflets that have pointed tips. Trefoil is palatable and has a high nutritional value, grows and yields well during the summer months and withstands grazing better than most other legumes. It will reseed from its own seed, adapts well to production on poorly drained and low-pH soils making it ideal for food plots. Seeds are very small and need a firm seedbed, must be seeded very shallow for will not emerge if seeded too deep.
- Soil Types: Wide variety of soils
- Seeding Rate: 12-15 lbs per acre
- Planting Depth: 1/4 inch
- Planting Date: Spring, Fall