Thursday, July 8, 2010

Onobrychis Viciifloia, the Sainfoin plant

The sainfoin (Onobrychis viciifolia) is a plant of the Fabaceae family (Leguminosae). A thriving alfalfa resembles lupine (Lupinus). The plant in the Netherlands for both wild and cultivated. In southern Europe it is the roadside or in the dry grasslands can be found.


The alfalfa is grown for use as cattle feed.


The flower has a diameter of 1 to 1.2 cm and has a dark pink corolla. The flowers form an elongated cone-shaped spray, from May to September blooming.


The leaves are imparipinnate. There are thirteen to twenty-five leaflets each about 3 inches long.


The plant bears a pod which is not open jumps. This pod is small, 5-8 mm long with prickly edges.



Source: http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esparcette


See also: International Flower Delivery, Florist

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