Alfalfa

Location: Main Campus (historic - 1915)
Approximate blooming period: throughout the year, 3-4 times up to 8-10 times

Medicago sativa ssp. sativa

Origin: China, Korea 
Habitat: Hardy to USDA Zone 3 
Height and Form: herbaceous perennial legume, with 5 to 25 stems, which usually reach a height of 15-25 inches
Foliage and Bark: slender branched stems that bear pinnate leaves which are arranged alternately on the stem. 
Flowers, Fruit and Seeds: blue-violet colored flowers, attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Name: “Queen of the Forages”

 

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