Red clover seeds are an important forage legume grown widely in the temperate regions throughout the U.S. extending from the Northeast through the Midwest to eastern North and South Dakota, Nebraska, and Kansas and into the upper South.
It is considered to be a short-lived perennial clover, meaning it typically lasts 3 - 5 years; however, it will often persist beyond this due to self-seeding.
Red clover is most often grown in association with cool-season grasses but can be grown alone or with certain warm-season perennial grasses. It can be used for pasture, hay, or silage, and is an excellent soil improvement crop.
When grown where it is well-adapted, the yield of red clover seed is usually higher than that of any other clover. In addition, it has a longer growing season than any other clover grown in the United States.