Taxon  Report   9159 
Medicago sativa  L.  ssp. sativa 
Medicago sativa ssp. sativa
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Medicago sativa ssp. sativa
© 2016 Keir Morse
Medicago sativa ssp. sativa
© 2016 Keir Morse
Medicago sativa ssp. sativa, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California.

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Medicago sativa ssp. sativa
© © 2016 Keir Morse
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Medicago
Parent Record Medicago sativa
escaped cultivar
Wetlands: Occurs in non wetlands
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Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS
ICPN accepted name: Medicago sativa
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Medicago ×varia
PLANTS: Medicago media
PLANTS: Medicago sativa ssp. varia
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Commercial availability unknown.
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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:   (Accessed: Jun 24, 2018).

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