How to tell when crimson clover flower is ready to go to seed

A few months ago I planted crimson clover as a cover crop to build the soil in my garden. It is now blooming. How do I tell when the flower is ready to go to seed. Are there some clues? I am really enjoying the beautiful red flowers, but I want to cut them down before the seeds drop. Thanks!!

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I’d cut them while they’re blooming. Once they finish blooming, the seed may continue to develop enough even after you cut. It’s tough to cut down all the lovely blooms, though!

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so true!

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