Taxon  Report   11827    
Medicago truncatula  Gaertn.
Barrel medick, barrel clover
Medicago truncatula
© 2018 Dave Beller
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Medicago truncatula, a dicot, is an annual herb that is not native to California.

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Medicago truncatula
© 2018 James Bailey
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Medicago
Subspecies and Varieties:
Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Medicago muricata
More information about  Medicago truncatula
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria


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website references from Google

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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 17, 2019).