Taxon  Report   5381    
Medicago arabica  (L.) Huds.
Spotted burclover,  Spotted medick
Medicago arabica
© 2010 Aaron Arthur
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Medicago arabica
© 2009 Phil Pullen
Medicago arabica
© 2012 Zoya Akulova
Medicago arabica, a dicot, is an annual herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Medicago arabica
© 2012 Neal Kramer
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Medicago
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Medicago arabica ssp. inermis
PLANTS: Medicago maculata
More information about  Medicago arabica
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 23, 2019).