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sainfoin

(sān`foin) [Fr.,=holy hay], leguminous perennial herb (Onobrychis viciaefolia) of the family Leguminosae (pulsepulse,
in botany, common name for members of the Fabaceae (Leguminosae), a large plant family, called also the pea, or legume, family. Numbering about 650 genera and 17,000 species, the family is third largest, after the asters and the orchids.
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 family) indigenous in S Europe and in temperate W Asia. Sainfoin has for centuries been widely cultivated in Europe as a forage crop. Although it was introduced into the United States about 160 years ago, it has never become agriculturally important there. It thrives on calcareous soils too dry or too barren for clover or alfalfa. The plant is sometimes associated with the Christmas story of the Infant Jesus in the manger. Sainfoin is also called esparcet and holy clover. It is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Rosales, family Leguminosae.

sainfoin

a Eurasian perennial leguminous plant, Onobrychis viciifolia, widely grown as a forage crop, having pale pink flowers and curved pods
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Thus, seed quantity per unit area is by far greater for sainfoin then for other forage crops.
This study showed that Sainfoin meristem explant, BAP and 2,4-D together were important for callogenesis and for regeneration only BAP was effective.
Efects of sainfoin (Onobrychis viciifolia) extract and monomers of condensed tannins on the association of abomasal nematode larvae with fundic explant.
French Grass, Sainfoin, Sampson's Snakeroot; Roadside and edge of slope woods; Rare but locally abundant; C = 4; BSUH 14871.
Other forage legumes include clovers, birdsfoot trefoil, sweetclover, vetches, and sainfoin.
In vitro effects of three woody plant and sainfoin extracts on two parasitic stages of three parasitic nematode species.
Sainfoin is preferred by cattle, sheep, deer, and elk.
I'm watching the mouse and the mouse is watching me, and I can smell the dust and sainfoin and the cool plastery smell, and I'm up the Amazon, and it's bliss, pure bliss.
Jefferson's fields and gardens at his retirement home of Poplar Forest contained hop clover, hemp, bent grass and winter vetch from England; alfalfa from the Mediterranean; Guinea corn and sesame from Africa; Nanking cotton from Asia; field peas, sainfoin, and turnips from Europe; sulla grass from Malta.
In August, open areas can be planted with perennial cover crops such as clover or sainfoin, sometimes called esparcet or holy clover.
In all, Brett-Young offers 20 to 25 products, including all of the different formulations, and a number of specialized products for legume crops like birdsfoot trefoil, sainfoin and alfalfa.