Trifolium purpureum, Varieties, Western Australia
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ROSE CLOVER is being produced and used in increasing quantities in south-western Australia. The first line named was designated Kondinin and five lines have now been given cultivar (variety) names.
One of the first samples of rose clover, C.P.I. 13949, introduced into Western Australia proved to be a mixture of two very similar types, differing visibly only in leaf markings.
The mixed sample was named Troodos,* and the selection from it, Olympus.
This paper describes the origin of the two varieties, their history and characteristics.
Bailey, E T. and Gayfer, N. B.
"The history and characteristics of troodos and olympus rose clover,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4: Vol. 9:
8, Article 6.
Available at: https://library.dpird.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture4/vol9/iss8/6