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6892. Turkington, R.A. and P.B. Cavers. 1978. Reproductive strategies and growth patterns in four legumes.. Can. J. Botany 56:413-416.
Four legumes (alfalfa, black medic, red clover, white clover) were studied for their comparative reproductive strategies. Black medic was the first to flower and had produced seeds after only 9 weeks. Medic allocated 30% of its biomass to seed production. Alfalfa allocated about 65% of its total biomass dry weight to root production. These were the two extremes, with the clovers falling in between.

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