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|Family: Fabaceae (Leguminosae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Medicago||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Medicago minima (L.) Bartal.
Habit: Annual, hairs generally dense. Stem: decumbent or ascending, 1--4 dm. Leaf: stipules lanceolate, generally entire to +- dentate; leaflets 4--12 mm, elliptic or obovate, generally dentate near tip. Inflorescence: 3--6-flowered. Flower: calyx 2--2.5 mm; corolla 3--5 mm, yellow. Fruit: generally clustered, coiled 3--4 turns, spheric to short-cylindric; tan to brown, prickles hooked, hairs sparse. Seed: several. Chromosomes: 2n=16.
Ecology: Disturbed areas; Elevation: < 1000 m. Bioregional Distribution: CA-FP; Distribution Outside California: to Oregon, south-central United States; sporadic in eastern United States; native to Mediterranean. Flowering Time: Apr--Jul
Synonyms: Medicago polymorpha L. var. minima L.
eFlora Treatment Author: Martin F. Wojciechowski & Duane Isely
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Medicago lupulina
Next taxon: Medicago orbicularis
Citation for this treatment: Martin F. Wojciechowski & Duane Isely 2017. Medicago minima, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=32934, accessed on January 16, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on January 16, 2017.