The most valuable in providing hay are the medium red, alfalfa and alsike.
This is the long-stemmed, viny kind, and its name is alsike clover.
Most legumes like lime, and alsike clover is not an exception, but is far more acid-resistant than the red.
More especially should this be the aim if the alsike is sown to produce hay.
On the average upland prairie soil, alsike clover does not grow so vigorously as the medium red.
In regions where red clover is declining on account of lack of lime, one may see some alsike.
The most valuable in producing honey accessible to tame bees, are the small white, alsike and sweet.
Timothy and red-top should be seeded with it, and in the spring red and alsike clover should be added.
Small, white clover has adaptation for soils very similar to that of alsike clover.
The alsike remains longer than the red or mammoth, and is better for undrained, thin, and acid soils.