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|Family: Fabaceae (Leguminosae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Medicago||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Medicago scutellata (L.) Mill.
Habit: Annual, hairy or +- glandular-hairy. Stem: prostrate to decumbent, 2--6 dm. Leaf: stipules ovate to lanceolate, dentate near base, +- hairy abaxially; leaflets 1--1.5 cm, obovate to elliptic. Inflorescence: 1--3-flowered, peduncle < petiole. Flower: calyx 2.5--3 mm; corolla 6--7 mm, yellow to orange-yellow, wings < keel. Fruit: coiled 4--8 turns, coils convex, overlapped; gray, glandular-hairy, prickles 0. Seed: several. Chromosomes: 2n=32.
Ecology: Uncommon. Disturbed areas, roadsides; Elevation: < 300 m. Bioregional Distribution: SCoRO; Distribution Outside California: native to southern Europe, northwestern Africa. Flowering Time: Mar--Jun
eFlora Treatment Author: Martin F. Wojciechowski & Duane Isely
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Medicago sativa
Next taxon: Medicago truncatula
Citation for this treatment: Martin F. Wojciechowski & Duane Isely 2016. Medicago scutellata, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=32947, accessed on July 25, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on July 25, 2016.