Legumes have a host of benefits. Farmers primarily think of legumes as a source of free nitrogen for their plants. They have the ability to pull nitrogen from the atmostphere and store it in the soil. They are a high protein plant critical for an animal’s immune system and growth. The greatest benefit in our eyes is the fact that they produce heaps of a steady source of pollen during the summer months attracting all sorts of insects.

Standing in a patch of alsike white clover
  • White Clover
  • Alfalfa
  • Trefoil
  • Sweet Clover
  • Hairy Vetch
Medium Red Clover – low persistence legume that reseed easily and cranks out a lot of biomass. Great for wild pollinators other than honeybees.

Crimson Clover – a breath taking site in late Spring. Seed in the fall and blooms in Spring. Large biomass annual that reseeds to some extent

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