Taxon  Report   5387 
Medicago sativa  L.
Medicago sativa
© 2005 Louis-M. Landry
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Medicago sativa
© 2003 Michael Charters
Medicago sativa
© 2011 Jean Pawek
Medicago sativa, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Medicago sativa
© 2003 Michael Charters
escaped cultivar
Wetlands:Occurs in wetlands in another region, but occurs almost always under natural conditions in non wetlands in California [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
More information about  Medicago sativa
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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Jepson eFlora

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 23, 2016).

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