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|Family: Fabaceae (Leguminosae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Medicago||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Medicago lupulina L.
Habit: Annual, hairy or glandular-hairy. Stem: prostrate to ascending, generally 1--4 dm, angled. Leaf: stipules entire or toothed; leaflets generally 1--1.5 cm, obovate to oblong. Inflorescence: 10--20-flowered. Flower: calyx 1--1.5 mm; corolla 2--3 mm, yellow. Fruit: 2--2.5 mm, reniform, veins prominent, concentric; black, prickles 0, hairs 0. Seed: 1. Chromosomes: 2n=16,32.
Ecology: Disturbed and agricultural areas, forest, mtns; Elevation: < 2500 m. Bioregional Distribution: CA-FP, GB, DMtns (Panamint Range); Distribution Outside California: most of United States, widespread elsewhere; native to Europe. Flowering Time: Apr--Jul
Synonyms: Medicago lupulina var. cupaniana (Guss.) Boiss.
eFlora Treatment Author: Martin F. Wojciechowski & Duane Isely
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Medicago arabica
Next taxon: Medicago minima
Citation for this treatment: Martin F. Wojciechowski & Duane Isely 2017. Medicago lupulina, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=32933, accessed on February 24, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 24, 2017.