Taxon  Report   5383    
Medicago minima  (L.) Bartal.
Burclover,  Burr medick, Small bur clover
Medicago minima
© 2007 Luigi Rignanese
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Medicago minima
© 2007 Luigi Rignanese
Medicago minima
© 2007 Luigi Rignanese
Medicago minima, 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 minima
© 2010 Michael O'Brien
Family: FABACEAE  
Genus: Medicago
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Medicago minima var. compacta
PLANTS: Medicago minima var. longiseta
PLANTS: Medicago minima var. pubescens
More information about  Medicago minima
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 24, 2019).