Hedysarum Hedysaroides

Hedysarum Hedysaroides Plant Information

Hedysarum Hedysaroides grows in the following 11 states:

Alaska, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, South Dakota, Vermont, Wyoming, Maine, Michigan, North Dakota, Rhode Island

Hedysarum hedysaroides, common name Alpine Sainfoin, is a perennial herb belonging to the family Fabaceae.

Hedysarum hedysaroides grows to 20-60 centimetres (7.9-23.6in) in height. It is a perennial plant, with straight or ascending stems and imparipinnate leaves, 1-3 cm long. Inflorescences bear from 15 to 30-35 purple-violet flowers in clusters. The flowering period extends from June to August.
This species can be found in Central and Southern Europe, in Finland, Russia, Ukraine and Western North America. It occurs in alpine meadows at an elevation of 1,600-2,500 metres (5,200-8,200ft) above sea level.

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