Tannin Content of Crown Vetich(Coronilla varia L.) Herbage1
- R. E. Burns,
- P. R. Henson and
- D. G. Cummins2
The tannin contents of three varieties of crown vetch from a cutting-management study were found to be between 3.2 and 3.8%, about half that found in well-managed sericea. The astringent fraction was approximately 30% of that found in sericea. Leuco-cyanidin and leucodelphinidin were present in equal quantities. It is not likely that the small amount of tannin present, especially of the astringent fraction, would affect forage quality of crown vetch.Please view the pdf by using the Full Text (PDF) link under 'View' to the left.
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