Persian Clover (Trifolium respinatum)
N Fixer. An annual for short term use. Can be sown in spring or autumn. Will grow well on slightly acidic and clay soils. Best used in mixtures with grass. Can be foraged.
A legume species which is widely used across Europe. It is less common in the UK but can be a useful forage plant. This short term annual fixes nitrogen and is capable of rapid growth making it ideal for providing a quick boost to soil fertility where there is a window of 5-9 months. When in flower Persian clover has a particularly pleasing smell.