Medicago sativa L.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (PEA or BEAN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Medicago sativa L.
  • Common name : Lucerne, alfalfa, common purple lucerne, common lucerne, purple alfalfa, purple medick
  • Vernacular name : Wilayti-gawuth, Lasum ghas (Hindi)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Cultivated
  • Comments / notes : Cultivated on the hills.
  • Distribution :
    • Odisha : Common
  • Native : Mediterranian
  • World Distribution : Mediterranean, West Asia, Temperate regions of the world.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Medicago sativa. Downloaded on 12 December 2019.

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