Hedysarum boreale (Northern sweetvetch)

Drought tolerant perennial; full sun or partial shade. Pink-purple pea-type flowers bloom May to August on grassy slopes, rocky hillsides, canyons or mountain shrub lands. Grows on sandy or clay textured soils, but best performance is on well-drained loamy sites. Forage palatable to big game and livestock.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Fabaceae

Duration: Perennial

Growth Habit: Forb/herb

Native Status: Native

Growth Form: Single crown

Mature Height: 24 in.

Bloom Color: Red

Bloom Period: Late Spring

Annual Precipitation: 12-18 in.

Drought Tolerance: High

Shade Tolerance: Intolerant

Elevation:

Wetland Indicator Status:

Fire Resistance: No

Fire Tolerance: High

Nitrogen Fixation: Medium

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: Yes

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: Yes

Salinity Tolerance: Low

CaCO3 Tolerance: Low

pH Range: 5.2-8.0


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 46,300

Seeding Rate: 15-25 PLS lbs/acre

Season: Fall/Spring

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

Timp - Selected for high seedling vigor, site adaptability, persistence, seed production, enhanced nitrogen fixing ability, and ease of establishment. Competes well against weedy broadleaf species. Used for range renovation, native reclamation and roadside stabilization. Provides excellent habitat attributes for sage grouse.(Released 1994, source of ecotype: Utah County, UT)