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Crownvetch Coronilla varia L.

Crownvetch leaves
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Longevity:

Perennial

Palatability:

Medium

Winter Hardiness:

Good

Drought Tolerance:

Fair

Cool or Warm Season:

Cool

Bloat Hazard:

No

Use and Comments:

Roadside vegetation; AY-178,

Distribution in U.S.:

Upper Midwest and Northeast.

Height:

12-48 inches.

Leaves:
Alternate with stipules; pinnately multifoliolate (many leaflets per leaf); 9-25 leaflets per leaf.
Umbel flowers a variegated (mottled) white to lavendar color; seeds borne in a long, slim cylindrically-shaped pod of 3-12 segments.
Roots:
Deep taproot.
Growth Habit:
Rhizomatous.

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Soil
Drainage:
Somewhat Poorly Drained
Fertility:
Medium
pH:
6.0-6.5
 
 
Seed
Color:
Yellowish-red to reddish brown.
Shape:
Cylindrical rod.
Pounds Per Bushel:
60
Seeds Per Pound:
110,000
Seeding Rate:
10-15 pounds PLS per acre.
Seeding Date (Indiana):
Mar 1- May 1
Emergence Time (Days):
14
Optimum Germ. Temp. (F):
70

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Crownvetch Seed

 

 

For more forage information contact Dr. Keith Johnson: johnsonk@purdue.edu

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