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*Medicago sativa Linnaeus ssp. sativa . Purple Alfalfa, Purple Lucerne. Phen: Apr-Jul (-Oct). Hab: Roadsides, fields, disturbed areas. Dist: Native of Europe and sw. Asia.

Synonymy: = C, FNA11.2, GrPl, K1, K3, K4; = Medicago sativa L. – Ar, F, G, Il, Mi, NE, NY, S, SE3, Tat, Tn, Tx, Va, W, WH3, WV, Isely (1998), Woods & Orcutt (2017); < Medicago sativa L. – Bah, Fl3, NcTx, Pa, RAB

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: UPL (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: UPL (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Great Plains: UPL (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Midwest: FACU (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Northcentral & Northeast: UPL (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)

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image of plant© Adam Arendell source CC0 | Original Image ⭷
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