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Medicago polymorpha L.
burclover
MEPO3

Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Fall, Winter and Spring
After Harvest Regrowth Rate Slow
Bloat Low
C:N Ratio Low
Coppice Potential No
Fall Conspicuous No
Fire Resistant No
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Conspicuous No
Foliage Color Dark Green
Foliage Porosity Summer Porous
Foliage Porosity Winter Porous
Foliage Texture Fine
Fruit/Seed Color Brown
Fruit/Seed Conspicuous Yes
Growth Form Single Crown
Growth Rate Moderate
Height at 20 Years, Maximum (feet)
Height, Mature (feet) 1.3
Known Allelopath No
Leaf Retention No
Lifespan Short
Low Growing Grass No
Nitrogen Fixation High
Resprout Ability No
Shape and Orientation Prostrate
Toxicity None
Growth Requirements
Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils No
Adapted to Fine Textured Soils Yes
Adapted to Medium Textured Soils Yes
Anaerobic Tolerance None
CaCO3 Tolerance None
Cold Stratification Required Yes
Drought Tolerance None
Fertility Requirement Medium
Fire Tolerance None
Frost Free Days, Minimum 100
Hedge Tolerance None
Moisture Use Medium
pH, Minimum 5.9
pH, Maximum 8.2
Planting Density per Acre, Minimum
Planting Density per Acre, Maximum
Precipitation, Minimum 12
Precipitation, Maximum 75
Root Depth, Minimum (inches) 12
Salinity Tolerance None
Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Temperature, Minimum (°F) 32
Reproduction
Bloom Period Winter
Commercial Availability Routinely Available
Fruit/Seed Abundance High
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Spring
Fruit/Seed Period End Summer
Fruit/Seed Persistence No
Propagated by Bare Root No
Propagated by Bulb No
Propagated by Container No
Propagated by Corm No
Propagated by Cuttings No
Propagated by Seed Yes
Propagated by Sod No
Propagated by Sprigs No
Propagated by Tubers No
Seed per Pound 170400
Seed Spread Rate Moderate
Seedling Vigor Medium
Small Grain No
Vegetative Spread Rate None
Suitability/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product No
Christmas Tree Product No
Fodder Product Yes
Fuelwood Product
Lumber Product No
Naval Store Product No
Nursery Stock Product No
Palatable Browse Animal Medium
Palatable Graze Animal High
Palatable Human Yes
Post Product No
Protein Potential High
Pulpwood Product No
Veneer Product No
 
 
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