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I don't know what this little plant is - is it a friend or foe to grazing? I was walking the front pasture last evening in preparation for weed spraying this weekend and came across this plant. Does anyone know what it is? Thanks in advance!
 

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I would say hop clover and cattle do like it but it does not get very big. And I think it acts as a true clover in that it fixes nitrogen.
 

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cowboy43":2itcqped said:
I am still trying to figure out what all that green stuff is, have't seen any in two years

Ain't that the truth. We finally got a little rain - filled the stock ponds up and turned everything GREEN. Cattle are SO happy they don't even come to the house wanting some cow cocaine (cubes). It was a year and three months between rains.
 
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alabama":2mwmmh4x said:
I would say hop clover and cattle do like it but it does not get very big. And I think it acts as a true clover in that it fixes nitrogen.
dun":2mwmmh4x said:
Hop clover. Not really a clover, it's in the medic family. There is tons of data available on internet about it. It is a freind, around here it's called poormans alfalfa
http://www.ext.vt.edu/news/periodicals/ ... 9/hop.html

Thank y'all for the help! You confirmed my guesstimate - I was thinking some sort of medic but wanted to make sure it wasn't some sort of Texas kudzu that would take over the county if I didn't kill it out.


lavacarancher":2mwmmh4x said:
cowboy43":2mwmmh4x said:
I am still trying to figure out what all that green stuff is, have't seen any in two years

Ain't that the truth. We finally got a little rain - filled the stock ponds up and turned everything GREEN. Cattle are SO happy they don't even come to the house wanting some cow cocaine (cubes). It was a year and three months between rains.

That green grass is welcome sight here, too. In the last 4 weeks , we've ( Montague county) gone from drought w/ wildfires that consumed 80+ homes and 75,000-100,000 acres to rain and growing grass. Thank the good Lord!

ps we call cubes "cow crack" and the cows, "crackheads" at our house.
 

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Proverbs 12:10":2f72146g said:
It's burr clover or otherwise burr medic. See the url below. We have lots of it and encourage it because of its nutritional value. However it has a short growing season and can bloat a cow if not managed.

http://stephenville.tamu.edu/forages/fo ... medic.html

First thing that came to my mind too but I don't think it is. The flower isn't right and the green color isn't dark enough.

Here is a link to some really clear bur clover pictures.
http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/s ... lover.html

And some detailed photos of hop clover.
http://www.ext.vt.edu/news/periodicals/ ... 9/hop.html
 

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