Native Forage: Why We Have Wildflowers In Our Pastures

Native wildflower diversity brings advantages to livestock, wildlife, pollinators, and soil health.  Broad leaves soak up more sunlight, increasing seasonal livestock forage.  In addition, the native wildflowers provide food, thermal protection, and cover for wildlife and pollinators. The horizontal growth of wildflower diversity is also beneficial to soil health as large leaves shade the soil and eventually decompose to regenerate the soil.

 




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