Introduced, medium height, deeprooted, very productive, palatable perennial legume. Grown from sea level to elevations above 8,000 ft. Widely used for pasture, range and revegetation. Some spreading varieties available, but most have an upright growth habit. Fair drought tolerance. Many improved varieties available. Compatible with most dryland and irrigated forage grasses. Seed requires inoculation with nitrogen-fixing bacteria before planting. Bloat can be a problem when grazing alfalfa.
|Soil:||Sandy, Alkali, Saline|
|Habitat:||Plains, Prairies, Open woods|