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Lotus glaber
Synonyms: L. corniculatus tenuifolius; L. tenuis

Common Name(s): Narrow-leaf trefoil
Family: Fabaceae
Growth Habit: Perennial
Growing Days: 90 to 210 (days)
Abs.Max=100° (F)    Opt.Max=73° (F)
Opt.Min=59° (F)    Abs.Min=39° (F)
Precipitation: 24 to 31 (in.)
Winter Minimum: 28° (F)
Soil pH: 6 to 6.5
Soil Texture/Type: Light with humus
Soil Drainage: Poor
Photoperiod Response: Long day
Light Intensity: Bright to clear
Very similar to L. corniculatus. Excellent salt tolerance. Shallow soils.
Sclerotinia, Anthrachose, Rust, Rhizoctonia, Powdery Mildew
Genetic - rel. to birds-foot trefoil, Animal Food - forage


Geographical Origin:
Northern Africa, Europe, Soviet Middle Asia, Western Asia, Indian Subcontinent
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