Crimson Clover
Scientific Name: Trifolium incarnatum
Weed Family: Fabaceae


Crimson clover is a cool-season annual. It grows to a height of 12- to 20-inches. The leaf of crimson clover is about the size of red clover. It is light green in color and covered with soft hair. The trifoliolate leaves are usually unmarked but can sometimes contain a few dark-red spots. The plant generally has minimal branching. The flower is a showy crimson/burgundy flower. The flower head is approximately one inch in length and consists of 40 to 50 individual flowers. Crimson clover spreads by seed which is produced during the spring to early summer. Crimson clover is found throughout the Southeast.

Herbicide Use

For optimum control, make your post-emergence herbicide application to crimson clover that is young and actively growing.


Germination Dates

Zone-6: OctoberZone-7: OctoberZone-8: SeptemberZone-9: September