Needle & Threadgrass

Needle & Threadgrass "bails" after custom field collection in a native southern utah stand.


A Little Bit About Us

Great Basin Seed has a proud heritage in the Intermountain West seed industry. Our family lineage and business heritage are directly linked to the beginnings of reclamation, revegetation and wildlife habitat improvement.


Great Basin Seed
450 South 50 East
Ephraim, UT 84627

Contact Info

435.283.1411 (Office)
435.283.6872 (Fax)

Questions? Gives us a call at 435.283.1411 Monday – Friday from 8am – 5pm.

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White Clover

White clover (Trifolium repent) is a perennial legume that originated in Europe and has become one of the most widely distributed legumes in the world. It is arguably the most important of all pasture legumes. It is highly palatable, nutritious forage for all classes of livestock. It is commonly planted with orchardgrass, ryegrass, or tall fescue. It establishes easily and is used for pasture, lawn mixtures, erosion control. is a It is a choice food for deer and elk.

The variety “Ladino‟ planted with orchardgrass produces the premier forage combination for intensive grazing systems. “Ladino‟ grows tall enough to be harvested for hay, silage, and green chop, but common varieties seldom grows tall enough to be harvested for hay or silage.

White clover thrives best in a cool, moist climate in soils with ample lime, phosphate, and potash. In general, white clover is best adapted to clay and silt soils in humid and irrigated areas. It grows successfully on sandy soils with a high water table or irrigated droughty soils when adequately fertilized. White clover seldom roots deeper than 2 feet, which makes it adapted to shallow soils when adequate moisture is available.

Grass seedings benefit from the nitrogen produced by white clover included in the seed mixture. Solid stands of white clover form a good erosion controlling cover on moist fertile soils, but stands may be sparse or spotty on dry sites. The proper time of seeding is determined by seasonal and moisture conditions. This may vary from April to May. Late summer and fall seedings should be conducted while adequate moisture is still in the soil to assure establishment before freezing.

This product is an excellent source of food and nectar for honey bees. See our Honey Bee Flower Mix for additional pollinator options.

Scientific Name: Trifolium repens

Seed Count


Sowing Rate

2-6 PLS lbs. per Acre

Min. Precipitation

18-25 Inches

Root Form


Zone Map



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