Hedysarum coronarium (French honeysuckle, cock's head, Italian sainfoin, sulla) is a perennial herb native to Malta, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, southern Italy and Spain, cultivated for animal fodder and hay, and for honey production.
The plant is deep-rooted and drought-resistant, growing to 1–1.5 m tall with leaves imparipinnate with 7–11 leaflets. Flowers are red, with the standard 12–15 mm long; fruits are jointed and made of 2–4 spinulose articles. Pods have a yellow thorny surface that turns brown at maturity.
- USDA Germplasm Resources Information Network entry
- Aluka entry
- FAO Animal feed Resources Information System
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