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Lotus corniculatus

Description
Life formherbPhysiologymulti stem
Habiterect, prostrate/procumbent/semi-erectCategoryforage/pasture, medicinals & aromatic
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.1525330Soil textureheavy, mediumheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)60010003501900Soil fertilityhighlow
Latitude42405860Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -2400Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)medium (4-10 dS/m)
Soil PH674.58.2Soil drainagewell (dry spells)poorly (saturated >50% of year), well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityvery brightcloudy skiesvery brightlight shade

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), steppe or semiarid (Bs), subtropical dry summer (Cs), temperate oceanic (Do), temperate continental (Dc), temperate with humid winters (Df), temperate with dry winters (Dw), boreal (E)Photoperiodneutral day (12-14 hours), long day (>14 hours)
Killing temp. during rest-6Killing temp. early growth-1
Abiotic toler.floodingAbiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle90270
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
environmentalerosion controlentire plant
environmentalsoil improversentire plant
animal food (feed)vitaminsentire plant
animal food (feed)mineralsentire plant
medicinalnervous system applicationsflowers
medicinalblood system applicationsflowers
medicinalimmune system applicationsflowers