All About Alfalfa
Also known as “lucerne,” alfalfa is a perennial flowering legume related to the bean family. The earliest recorded use of alfalfa is by the Persians almost 3000 years ago to sustain horses over long military campaigns. Today, alfalfa is still recognized as providing the highest feed value of all the common hay crops for horses and livestock alike. Thus, it is called the “Queen of Forage.” The alfalfa plant is quite different from grass. It has small clover-like leaves and grows like a bush to several feet in height.