Gunnison County Forage Plants: Clovers & Other Legumes

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white & yellow sweetclover (Melilotus albus & M. officianalis)

Originally introduced to the U.S. for use in soil stabilization projects, white and yellow sweetclover are now considered by many to be invasive. In fact, yellow sweetclover is currently being considered for listing as a noxious weed in Colorado. Nonetheless, they hold some value as forage plants

Melilotus spp.

Growth Habit: Tap root
Season of Use: All
Salt Tolerance: Good
Seeding Vigor: Excellent
Longevity: Biennial
Recovery Rate: Medium
Wet Tolerance: Fair
Drought Tolerance: Good
Yield Potential: High
Winter Hardiness: Excellent
More information about white & yellow sweetclover

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