ALFALFA HARVESTING (Photo courtesy Waterman-Loomis Co.)

 



THE ALFALFA PLANT. (A) Plant showing an extensive root system and several young shoots growing from the crown; (B) flowering branch from subsequent growth; (C) three views of an enlarged flower; (D) seed pods, four seeds, and enlargement of single seed. (Drawings by Regina O. Hughes, Scientific Illustrator, Agricultural Research Service, USDA.)