All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Alfalfa</strong>
<em>Medicago sativa*</em> /Pea Family<br>

This is the Alfalfa that is eaten by cattle and horses.  The nipped-off end on the right side of the picture indicates that it is also enjoyed by deer. It can sometimes be found gro...
Alfalfa
Medicago sativa* /Pea Family


This is the Alfalfa that is eaten by cattle and horses. The nipped-off end on the right side of the picture indicates that it is also enjoyed by deer. It can sometimes be found growing as an escape in the wild. I found this plant growing at the Three Bends Scenic Wildlife Area in early June. People often eat the seed sprouts of Alfalfa on sandwiches and salads.
Perennial
Where seen: Oak Ridge Greenways, Great Smoky Mountains NP, Warriors' Path SP

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