Purple prairie clover is a deep-rooted perennial legume that reproduces by seeds and grows 1 to 3 feet tall. Being very palatable and nutritious, it is readily eaten by livestock, deer, and antelope and is considered of excellent forage value. In addition to having very high protein values, it also has good seed value for game and songbirds and is considered an excellent species for pollinators. Purple prairie clover decreases with heavy grazing pressure and can be managed with rotational grazing.
(From Range Plants of North Central Texas - A Land user's Guide to Their Identification ,Value and Managment, 2014, by Ricky J. Linex, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service.)
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