1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Medicago L.
      1. Species: Medicago sativa L.
        1. Medicago sativa subsp. sativa

        This subspecies is accepted, and its native range is Caucasus to Central Asia and Iran.

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    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb
    Vernacular
    Alfalfa, Lucerne
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    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb
    Vernacular
    Khisor Bedasi, Lyutzerna Zaamudarinskaya
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    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb
    Vernacular
    Lyutzerna Karachaevskaya
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    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Cultivated
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb
    Vernacular
    Lyutzerna Golubaya

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, North Caucasus, Tadzhikistan, Transcaucasus, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

    Introduced into:

    Afghanistan, Alabama, Albania, Algeria, Altay, Amur, Angola, Argentina Northeast, Argentina South, Austria, Baleares, Baltic States, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil South, Bulgaria, Buryatiya, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Central European Rus, Chad, Chatham Is., Chile Central, Chile North, Chile South, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Chita, Colombia, Colorado, Corse, Crozet Is., Cuba, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, East Aegean Is., East European Russia, Ecuador, Egypt, Finland, France, Free State, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Hungary, Illinois, India, Ireland, Irkutsk, Italy, Japan, Jawa, Kentucky, Kerguelen, Kermadec Is., Khabarovsk, Korea, Krasnoyarsk, Kriti, Krym, KwaZulu-Natal, Lebanon-Syria, Leeward Is., Libya, Madeira, Magadan, Mauritius, Mexico Central, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southwest, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Guinea, New Mexico, New South Wales, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, North European Russi, Northern Provinces, Northern Territory, Northwest European R, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Primorye, Puerto Rico, Queensland, Romania, Sardegna, Saudi Arabia, Sicilia, Sinai, Somalia, South Australia, South European Russi, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Tasmania, Tennessee, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Tuva, Ukraine, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vermont, Victoria, West Himalaya, West Siberia, Western Australia, Yakutskiya, Yemen, Yugoslavia

    Medicago sativa subsp. sativa appears in other Kew resources:

    Accepted by

    • Small, E. (2011). Alfalfa and relatives. Evolution and classification of Medicago: 1-727. NRC Research Press, Ottawa.

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