Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

Medicago sativa Linnaeus

Family: Fabaceae

Status: Exotic


Medicago sativa is an upright herb with purple flowers and trifoliate leaves. The leaflets are lanceolate to ovate and have a strong midvein. Medicago sativa is found in city sidewalks as well as fields and moist meadows.
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Medicago sativa, photo Russ Kleinman, Silver City, May 19, 2007

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