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Alsike

Alsike \Al"sike\, n. [From Alsike, in Sweden.] A species of clover with pinkish or white flowers; Trifolium hybridum.

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alsike

n. (taxlink Trifolium hybridum species noshow=1), a species of clover with pinkish or white flowers.

Usage examples of "alsike".

Alsike clover has much the same adaptation to soils as the medium and mammoth varieties, but will grow better than these on low-lying soils well stored with humus.

Small, white clover has adaptation for soils very similar to that of alsike clover.

The alsike, living longer, is lower in its adaptation, and alfalfa, because of its long life, stands lowest in this respect.

The plan of sowing 2 to 3 pounds per acre of the seed of alsike clover along with the sainfoin would doubtless be found helpful under some conditions, as it would tend to thicken the crop, more especially the first season.

For instance, there may be seasons when alsike clover, and, indeed, any kind of clover, will succeed along with a catch crop sown for pasture or to provide soiling food.

The maximum amount of the seed of the alsike required when thus sown with grasses may be set down at 5 pounds per acre.

Alsike clover has much the same adaptation to soils as the medium and mammoth varieties, but will grow better than these on low-lying soils well stored with humus.

Small, white clover has adaptation for soils very similar to that of alsike clover.