Hedysarum boreale utahensis,
Utah Northern Sweetvetch (Native)
Perennial, 1 – 2 ft. tall. Blooms in spring with showy, whitish, pinkish or purplish flowers. Adapted to much of the western US from 3,000 to 8,500 ft. elevation. Grows on soils ranging from sandy to clay textures. Moderate tolerance to acid and alkali. Drought-tolerant and winter-hardy. Quite variable species. Good palatability to wildlife and livestock. Nitrogen-fixing, sometimes rhizomatous. Valuable species for revegetation and erosion control of disturbed sites, especially steep, dry harsh sites. Also valuable for range and wildlife habitat improvement projects. Minimum precip. is 10 – 12 inches. Plant in fall ¼ – ¾ inch deep. 33,500 seeds/lb.
Named Release: ‘Timp’ (Cultivar) Released in 1994 by the Meeker, CO PMC. Origin is 2 blended accessions from Utah.