View Larger

Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Botanical Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    This plant is used as a perennial fodder crop for livestock.

    Latin Name

    Medicago sativa


    Family

    Fabaceae


    Also Known As

    Lucerne


    Type of Plant

    Crop
    Perennials

    Bloom Season

    July - July


    Seasons

    Spring

    Specifications

    Max Height: 2'
    Max Spread: 1.5'

    Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Tollerances

  • Drought

  • Attracted Wildlife

    Butterflies
    Birds

    Colors


    Native Range

    South-central Asia


    History

    Washington wrote in his diary in March of 1760 that he, "Began plowing the field by the Garden for Lucern."


    Other Details

    Polinator
    Grown by Washington

    Buy Tickets What to See Calendar Shop Restaurant Donate Membership
    Estate Hours

    Open today from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

    iconDirections & Parking
    buy tickets online & save