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Common Name: Ladak Alfalfa

Scientific Name: Medicago sativa

Native / Introduced: Introduced

Main Uses: ~Pasture and Range mixes

~Wildlife habitat improvement

~Rehabilitation projects

Height: 2-3 feet

Colors: Purple

Flowering Season: May to July 

Soil Types: All soil textures

Tolerances: Cold and winter

Sun or Shade: Full sun

Minimum Precipitation: 12 inches

Lifecycle: Perennial

Planting Seed Rate: 15-20 lbs/acre

Estimated Seeds Per Pound: 210,000

Optimal Planting Season: Fall or early spring

Planting Depth: 1/4 - 3/4 in.

Stratification Required: None

Treatments: Innoculated



Ladak Alfalfa is an introduced perennial legume adapted to harsh and dry environments and can tolerate extreme temperatures, drought, and low soil fertility. It has a deep root system that allows it to access water and nutrients from deep within the soil, making it well-suited for dryland farming.  

Ladak Alfalfa is easily established. With adequate moisture after cutting, the legume can be cut and harvested multiple times throughout the growing season. This high productivity level makes it a reliable and nutritious source of forage for livestock.


This legume is primarily used in seed mixtures for range, watershed, wildlife habitat improvement and mining reclamation. It is very cold and drought tolerant, long-lived, and has nitrogen-fixing qualities.  Ladak Alfalfa is only moderately grazing tolerant on rangeland and is primarily used for pasture. 



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Ladak Alfalfa Seeds


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