Onobrychis viciifolia

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Onobrychis viciifolia
  • ANPC Rank –
  • Moss, Flora of Alberta – Rare
  • Global Invasive Species Database – No
  • NatureServe Rank – Insignificant
  • Haber, Upland – No
  • Haber, Wetland – No
  • CWF, Status & Invasive Range – No
  • Alberta Revegetation Guidelines – Invasive agronomic: foothills and boreal forest
  • The Nature Conservancy – No
  • CBCN – No
  • AB Weed – No


A legume grown for forage and hay. Expands readily beyond bounds of cultivation, and from hay spills, persistent. No longer rare.

[1] Link to USDA Plants Profile, Onobrychis viciifolia Scop.

[2] Link to USDA Plants Characteristics, Onobrychis viciifolia Scop.

[3] Link to Widipedia article for Sainfoin

[4] Link to Natureserve I-rank info for Onobrychis viciifolia

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Tame pasture or forage crop of Sainfoin