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Planted at Mount Vernon


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    Sainfoin is a fodder crop that is highly nutritious for livestock and also provides nectar for bees.

    Latin Name

    Onobrychis viciifolia


    Family

    Fabaceae


    Type of Plant

    Crop
    Perennials

    Bloom Season

    July - August


    Seasons

    Summer

    Specifications

    Max Height: 3'
    Max Spread: 2'

    Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun

    Tollerances

  • Drought

  • Colors


    Native Range

    Europe, Asia


    History

    Washington was constantly experimenting with sainfoin, but failing.


    Other Details

    Polinator
    Grown by Washington

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