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Medicago sativa ssp. falcata

Medicago sativa L. ssp. falcata (L.) Arcang.

Medicago falcata L.

Medicago falcata L. var. romanica (Prodan) O. Schwarz & Klink.

Yellow Flower Alfalfa, Falcata

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassRosidaeRoses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more
OrderFabalesLegumes (pea and bean families)
FamilyFabaceaeLegume family (peas and beans)
GenusMedicagoFrom Latin medica, “alfalfa, lucerne,” in turn from Greek μηδική (πόα), “Median (grass).’Latin medica ‘alfalfa, lucerne,’ from Greek: median μηδική (πόα), “grass”
SpeciessativaMeans “that which is sown,” indicating the plant is a cultivated one
ssp.falcataSickle-shaped

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Medicago sativa ssp. falcata description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 11 Oct 2018.

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Medicago sativa (Yellow Flower Alfalfa, Falcata)

4/29/2018 · Willow Spring Picnic Area, Red Rock Canyon, NV
≈ 4 × 6" (10 × 14 cm)

Medicago sativa (Yellow Flower Alfalfa, Falcata)

4/29/2018 · Willow Spring Picnic Area, Red Rock Canyon, NV
≈ 4 × 5" (10 × 12 cm)

Medicago sativa (Yellow Flower Alfalfa, Falcata)

4/29/2018 · Willow Spring Picnic Area, Red Rock Canyon, NV
≈ 4 × 6" (11 × 16 cm)

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