Medicago sativa ssp. falcata

Medicago sativa ssp. falcata

Falcata alfalfa

Also known as Yellow alfalfa. A finerstemmed, finer-leaved alfalfa originating from southwestern Asia and northern Africa, now also widespread into Siberia and Mongolia. Drought tolerant and very cold tolerant. Readily hybridizes with common alfalfa, and successfully interseeds into many native ranges in the western U.S. Like most legumes, Falcata is very palatable to livestock and wildlife, including big game and waterfowl. Used in erosion control, rangeland forage enhancement, and wildlife habitat reclamation.

Varieties: 
Don

Species Attributes

Height: 
25 
in. or taller
Precipitation: 
10 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Marginal
Moderately Coarse: 
Average
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Average
Fine: 
Marginal

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Marginal
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Marginal
Seeding Rate: 
- 8 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
62.40 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
211,000
Planting Season: 
Spring
Fall
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes
Bloat or Nonbloat: 
Bloat
Cold Hardiness: 
Hardy