Asker Nature Reserve

Common sainfoin

Onobrychis viciifolia, also known as O. sativa or common sainfoin has been an important forage legume in temperate regions until the 1950s. During the Green Revolution it was replaced by high yielding alfalfa and clover species.

Photo: By Eric Steinert near Munich, Germany. [GFDL ( or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commonsich, Germany) [GFDL (http://www.g

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