Calflora
Taxon  Report   9158    
Medicago sativa  L.  ssp. falcata  (L.) Arcang.
Yellow alfalfa
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Medicago sativa ssp. falcata, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California.

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Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Medicago
Parent: Medicago sativa
Communities: escaped cultivar

Wetlands: Occurs in non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

ICPN accepted name:
Medicago sativa

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Medicago falcata var. romanica
PLANTS: Medicago falcata
More information about  Medicago sativa ssp. falcata
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (MESAF)

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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 19, 2018).

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