Northern Sweetvetch
Northern Sweetvetch

Northern Sweetvetch

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Hedysarum boreale

A native nitrogen-fixer and pretty little perennial herb to boot!

Also called Utah Sweetvetch, this hardy perennial has a thick taproot that breaks up heavy soils, nutritious leaves that wild game and domesticated livestock love, and flowers beloved by honeybees and other native bees. It is also a crucial component of sage grouse habitat. Open-pollinated.

For more information about growing this plant, visit the USDA plant guide.

Seeds grown by CWI Biology Club in Nampa, Idaho.

50 seeds.

Directions: Seed outdoors in fall, or seed in flats and leave outside to cold-stratify, so they'll sprout in spring.

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