Medicago sativa subsp. varia (Martyn) Arcang.

First published in Comp. Fl. Ital.: 160 (1882)
This name is a synonym of Medicago × varia

This name was accepted following an alternative taxonomy by these authorities:

  • Gilman, A.V. (2015). New flora of Vermont. Memoirs of the New York Botanical Garden 110: 1-614. [Cited as Medicago sativa nothosubsp. varia.]
  • Mohlenbrock, R.H. (2014). Vascular Flora of Illinois. A Field Guide, ed. 4: 1-536. Southern Illinois University Press, Carbondale. [Cited as Medicago sativa nothosubsp. varia.]
  • Stace, C.A., Preston, C.D. & Pearman, D.A. (2015). Hybrid flora of the British isles: 1-501. Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. [Cited as Medicago sativa nothosubsp. varia.]

International Legume Database and Information Service

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Other Data

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