Trifolium alexandrinum

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Trifolium alexandrinum
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Genus: Trifolium
Species: T. alexandrinum
Binomial name
Trifolium alexandrinum

Trifolium alexandrinum (Egyptian clover, berseem clover)[1] is an annual clover cultivated mostly in irrigated sub-tropical regions, and used as fodder, mainly for cattle and milk buffalo. It was an important winter crop in ancient Egypt, and was introduced into northern India in the early nineteenth century. It is also grown in the United States and Europe.

The plant reaches 30 to 60 cm (12 to 24 in) tall with erect or ascending stems.


  1. ^ "Trifolium alexandrium information from NPRS/GRIN" (Online Database). Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN). National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland: USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Retrieved 26 April 2011. 

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