Strawberry clove is known from its ability to establish and persist on wet, saline and alkaline soils. It is a cool-season forage legume with most of the production in late spring and early summer.
As a leguminous and hardy plant, strawberry clover is considered to be a beneficial component of natural or organic pasture management and lawn care due to its ability to reduce nitrogen leaching from the soil and out-compete weeds.
Strawberry clover may cause bloat in ruminants. This can be managed with a significant grass component in pasture.