Taxon  Report   5915    
Onobrychis viciifolia  Scop.
Sainfoin,  Sanfoin
Onobrychis viciifolia
© 2009 Mary Winter
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Onobrychis viciifolia
© 2006 Luigi Rignanese
Onobrychis viciifolia
© 2006 Luigi Rignanese
Onobrychis viciifolia, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Onobrychis viciifolia
© 2009 Mary Winter
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Onobrychis
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Hedysarum onobrychis
PLANTS: Onobrychis sativa
PLANTS: Onobrychis viciaefolia
More information about  Onobrychis viciifolia
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 20, 2019).