Story: Pastures

Subterranean clover

Subterranean clover

Subterranean clover is a specialist plant for dry regions or drought conditions. Unlike other clovers, it does not simply rely on seed falling on the soil surface to germinate, but partly buries its seed in the soil with the aid of little hooks. Varieties sown in New Zealand have been bred in Australia for productivity, hard seed, and resistance to pests and disease.

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Deric Charlton, 'Pastures - Other legumes', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/16369/subterranean-clover (accessed 20 September 2019)

Story by Deric Charlton, published 24 Nov 2008