Plants of USA and Canada

Medicago polymorpha L.



PLANT PROFILE  : (*)

Name: Medicago polymorpha L.
Nomencl. ref.: Sp. Pl.: 779 (1753)

Rank: species


Common names

US name U.S. name: burclover
en English name: trefoil-clover
Spanish name: trébol de carretilla
French name: luzerne hérissée
Italian name: Erba medica polimorfa

Grown habit: Forb/herb
Duration: Annual, Perennial
 

Synonyms:
= Medicago apiculata auct. non Willd.
= Medicago denticulata Willd.
= Medicago hispida Gaertn.
= Medicago hispida Gaertn. var. apiculata (Willd.) Urb.
= Medicago hispida Gaertn. var. confinis (W.D.J. Koch) Burnat
= Medicago polycarpa Willd.
= Medicago polymorpha L. var. brevispina (Benth.) Heyn
= Medicago polymorpha L. var. ciliaris (Ser.) Shinners
= Medicago polymorpha L. var. polygyra (Urb.) Shinners
= Medicago polymorpha L. var. tricycla (Gren. & Godr.) Shinners
= Medicago polymorpha L. var. vulgaris (Benth.) Shinners
= Medicago polymorpha L. f. apiculata (Willd.) Shinners


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Medicago polymorpha
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Medicago polymorpha
Medicago polymorpha
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Medicago polymorpha
Medicago polymorpha
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Medicago polymorpha
Medicago polymorpha
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Medicago polymorpha
Medicago polymorpha
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Medicago polymorpha
Medicago polymorpha
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Medicago polymorpha
Medicago polymorpha
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Medicago polymorpha
Medicago polymorpha

Medicago polymorpha
Medicago polymorpha
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Medicago polymorpha
Medicago polymorpha
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Medicago polymorpha
Medicago polymorpha
Habit and burs at Paia, Maui - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Medicago polymorpha
Medicago polymorpha
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Medicago polymorpha
Medicago polymorpha

Medicago polymorpha
Medicago polymorpha
Credit: Photo by Giuliano Frangini

Medicago polymorpha
Medicago polymorpha
Dipartimento di Scienze della Vita, Università di Trieste - Progetto Dryades - Picture by Andrea Moro - Comune di Trieste, Strada Vicentina, TS, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italia, - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share-Alike 3.0 License

Medicago polymorpha
Medicago polymorpha
Credit: Photo by Giuliano Frangini

Medicago polymorpha
Medicago polymorpha
Dipartimento di Scienze della Vita, Università di Trieste - Progetto Dryades - Picture by Andrea Moro - Comune di Trieste, Strada Vicentina, TS, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italia, - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share-Alike 3.0 License

Medicago polymorpha
Medicago polymorpha
Pantella flavescens at Makawao Forest Reserve, Maui - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Medicago polymorpha
Medicago polymorpha
Credit: Photo by Gianluca Nicolella - http://www.actaplantarum.org

Medicago polymorpha
Medicago polymorpha
Flower and fruit at Haelaau Cabin Kaulalewelewe Puu Kukui, Maui - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Medicago polymorpha
Medicago polymorpha
Credit: Photo by Gianluca Nicolella - http://www.actaplantarum.org

Medicago polymorpha
Medicago polymorpha
Credit: Photo by Enzo De Santis

Medicago polymorpha
Medicago polymorpha
Habit and burs at Paia, Maui - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Medicago polymorpha
Medicago polymorpha
Habit and flowers at Kula, Maui - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Medicago polymorpha
Medicago polymorpha
Dipartimento di Scienze della Vita, Università di Trieste - Progetto Dryades - Picture by Andrea Moro - Isola di Capri, comune di Anacapri, lungo la strada che collega l'abitato al Faro., NA, Campania, Italia, - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share-Alike 3.0 License

Medicago polymorpha
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Medicago polymorpha
Medicago polymorpha

Medicago polymorpha
Medicago polymorpha

Medicago polymorpha
Medicago polymorpha
Dipartimento di Scienze della Vita, Università di Trieste - Progetto Dryades - Picture by Andrea Moro - Comune di Trieste, Strada Vicentina, TS, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italia, - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share-Alike 3.0 License

Medicago polymorpha
Medicago polymorpha
Credit: Photo by Giuliano Frangini


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(*) Source: USDA, NRCS. 2009. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 28 August 2009). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA
 

 




Distribution in USA and Canada

USA (AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CT, FL, GA, HI, ID, LA, MA, ME, MI, MO, MS, MT, NC, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WY), CAN (BC, NB, ON, QC, SK)

Distributional map for Medicago polymorpha L.
Map for Medicago polymorpha L.
USDA, NRCS. 2009. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 28 August 2009). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA


TAXONOMY

Kingdom: Plantae
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
Superdivision: Spermatophyta
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Rosidae
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae


Genus: Medicago


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