Synonyms: Trifolium indicum, Melilotus parviflorus
Under dry and cold climate, it requires loams to heavy soils for its propagation.
The sowing time of the crop is between September to the end of October. Since the fodder can be grown in unirrigated areas, it is better to sow the crop immediately after the harvest of kharif crop, so that the residual moisture present in the soil can be
utilized for the germination of seeds. Under irrigated conditions it gives about 300-350 quintals of fodder/ hectare. Under unirrigated conditions the yield is about 200-250 quintals.
Indian clover contains 16.57% crude protein and 60% total digestible nutrients. Since it is legume, it is productive ration.