Northern Sweetvetch

Hedysarum boreale, native
  • Naturally fixes nitrogen in the soil
  • Native, cool season perennial
  • Flowers are white, pink or purple
  • Attracts honey bees
  • Palatable to livestock and wildlife
  • Good soil stabilizer
  • Germinates in 6 to 30 days
  • Moderately tolerant to grazing

Characteristics Table
Growth Habit Tap Root
Flood Tolerance Low to Moderate
Drought Tolerance Excellent
Salt Tolerance Moderate
Soil PH Neutral to Acidic
Soil Type Coarse to Moderately Fine
Approx. Seeds/lb 45,000
Canopy Mature Height 30-60 cm

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