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Medicago  L.
Taxonomic Serial No.: 183622

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Plantae  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s):    
  Common Name(s): alfalfa [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: accepted  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: partial   
  Latest Record Review: 2011   
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomPlantae  – plantes, Planta, Vegetal, plants  
    SubkingdomViridiplantae  – green plants  
       InfrakingdomStreptophyta  – land plants  
          SuperdivisionEmbryophyta   
             DivisionTracheophyta  – vascular plants, tracheophytes  
                SubdivisionSpermatophytina  – spermatophytes, seed plants, phanérogames  
                   ClassMagnoliopsida   
                      SuperorderRosanae   
                         OrderFabales   
                            FamilyFabaceae  – peas, legumes  
                               GenusMedicago L. – alfalfa  
    Direct Children:  
                                  Species Medicago arabica (L.) Huds. – spotted medick, southern burr clover, spotted burrclover 
                                  Species Medicago arborea L. – moon trefoil, tree medic, alfalfa arbórea 
                                  Species Medicago blancheana Boiss.  
                                  Species Medicago brachycarpa Fisch. ex M. Bieb.  
                                  Species Medicago carstiensis Jacq.  
                                  Species Medicago ciliaris (L.) All.  
                                  Species Medicago doliata Carmign.  
                                  Species Medicago granadensis Willd.  
                                  Species Medicago heldreichii E. Small – Heldreich's alfalfa 
                                  Species Medicago hybrida (Pourr.) Trautv. – hybrid alfalfa 
                                  Species Medicago intertexta (L.) Mill.  
                                  Species Medicago italica (Mill.) Fiori  
                                  Species Medicago laciniata (L.) Mill. – cutleaf medick 
                                  Species Medicago littoralis Rohde ex Loisel. – water medick 
                                  Species Medicago lupulina L. – black medick, black medic clover, black medic, hop clover, hop medic, nonesuch, yellow trefoil 
                                  Species Medicago marina L.  
                                  Species Medicago minima (L.) L. ex Bartal. – little bur-clover, goldfields medic, little burclover, burr medick 
                                  Species Medicago monantha (C.A. Mey.) Trautv. – medick 
                                  Species Medicago monspeliaca (L.) Trautv. – hairy medick 
                                  Species Medicago murex Willd.  
                                  Species Medicago noeana Boiss.  
                                  Species Medicago orbicularis (L.) Bartal. – blackdisk medick, large-disc medic, button-clover, miegla de caracolillo, Button burclover 
                                  Species Medicago platycarpos (L.) Trautv.  
                                  Species Medicago polyceratia (L.) Trautv.  
                                  Species Medicago polymorpha L. – burclover, bur medick, toothed medick, California burclover, bur clover 
                                  Species Medicago popovii (Korovin) Sirj.  
                                  Species Medicago praecox DC. – Mediterranean medick, early medick, small-leaved bur medick 
                                  Species Medicago rigidula (L.) All. – Tifton burclover, rigid medick 
                                  Species Medicago rotata Boiss.  
                                  Species Medicago rugosa Desr. – wrinkled medick 
                                  Species Medicago ruthenica (L.) Trautv. – alfalfa 
                                  Species Medicago sativa L. – alfalfa 
                                  Species Medicago scutellata (L.) Mill. – snail medick, shield medick 
                                  Species Medicago secundiflora Durieu – island medick 
                                  Species Medicago shepardii Post ex Boiss.  
                                  Species Medicago soleirolii Duby  
                                  Species Medicago truncatula Gaertn. – barrelclover 
                                  Species Medicago turbinata (L.) All. – southern medick, tubercled medick, cogwheel burr medic 
       

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  Source: Fabaceae of North America Update, database (version 2011)  
  Acquired: 2011   
  Notes: Updated for ITIS by the Flora of North America Expertise Network, in connection with an update for USDA PLANTS (2007-2010)   
  Reference for: Medicago   
       
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Medicago   
       
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 4.0.4)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA. http://plants.usda.gov   
  Reference for: Medicago   
       
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 5.1.1)  
  Acquired: 2000   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA. http://plants.usda.gov   
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