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ALSIKE, also called Swedish clover, the name by which Tri f olium hybridum is known to farmers and agriculturists. It is a perennial form resembling the white or Dutch clover (T. repens) and, like it, has white or rosy flowers. Alsike was introduced into Great Britain from south Sweden in 1834. It has also become widely naturalized in North America. In the eastern United States and in south-eastern Canada it is an important agricultural clover. Although alsike has been regarded as intermediate between the white species T. repens and the red species T. pratense, it is not a hybrid, but a distinct species. (See CLOVER.)