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Noun1.sanfoin - Eurasian perennial herb having pale pink flowers and curved podssanfoin - Eurasian perennial herb having pale pink flowers and curved pods; naturalized in Britain and North America grasslands on calcareous soils; important forage crop and source of honey in Britain
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Onobrychis, Onobrychis - genus of Old World herbs having pinnate leaves and pink or whites racemose flowers followed by flat unjointed pods
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The Eurasian species Bruchidius cisti was first found in North America in British Columbia in 1922 at Nicola and again in 1965 at Lillooet (Bottimer 1968) and has been reported as a pest of the forage legume sanfoin, Onobrychis uiciifolia Scopoli, in Montana (Hewitt & Burleson 1976).
Complexes of the condensed tannins of sanfoin (Onobrychis viciifolia) with fraction leaf protein and with submaxillary mucoprotein and their reversal by polyethylene glycol and pH.
For those farmers interested in joining the scheme, training and technical support is readily available to help with the establishment of the required habitat which is rich in traditional flowering species such as red clover, vetches and sanfoin.