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Onobrychis viciifolia

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Ecocrop code8079

BRIEF DESCRIPTION An erect, herbaceous legume reaching 40-80 cm in height with pink or rarely white flowers and one seeded pods. It has a strong and well developed tap root. USES It is grown for pasture and hay and is palatable to livestock. It is also used as supplement feed for pigs. It is a source of honey. GROWING PERIOD Cool-season perennial. In the United States it is sown in spring and flowers in June-August. COMMON NAMES Sainfoin, Holyclover, Common sainfoin, Giant sainfoin, Korunga, Esparcet Esparret, Esparcette, Esperes, El Birsim Al Mukaddes. FURTHER INF Scientific synonyms: O. sativa, Hedysarum onobrychis. Sainfoin is native of Europe and western Asia. It occurs on banks, wasteland and grassy areas in most soils. Yields may be about 1 t/ha the first year and up to 8.5 t/ha the second.
Grassland Index
Roecklein J 1987 pp 175 [USE]
Dube P 1982 pp 9
Duke J 1975 pp 22 [PH, RAIN, TEMP]
Heath M 1985 pp 148 [DRA, RAIN, FER, DEP]
Duke J 1981 pp 177-180 [FER, TEXT, DRA, DEP, KTMP, SAL, RAIN, TEMP, PH]
Kernick M 1978 pp 429-448 [RAIN, TEMP, KTMP, LIG, DRA, PH, USE]