Taxon: Medicago arabica (L.) Huds.

 
Genus: Medicago
    Section: Spirocarpos
      Subsection: Leptospireae
Family: Fabaceae (alt.Leguminosae)
  Subfamily: Papilionoideae
      Tribe: Trifolieae
Nomen number: 23555
Place of publication: Fl. angl. 288. 1762
Name Verified on: 22-May-1987 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 10-Jul-2001
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6)
Accessions: 121 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: forage (grazing fide Leg WorldEc)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Africa

    • Macaronesia: Spain - Canary Islands
    • Northern Africa: Algeria; Egypt; Libya; Morocco; Tunisia
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Caucasus: Azerbaijan; Georgia; Russian Federation - Dagestan; Russian Federation-Ciscaucasia - Ciscaucasia
    • Western Asia: Cyprus; Lebanon; Syria; Turkey
  • Europe

    • Eastern Europe: Ukraine
    • Middle Europe: Belgium; Germany; Hungary; Netherlands
    • Northern Europe: United Kingdom
    • Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bulgaria; Former Yugoslavia; Greece; Italy; Romania
    • Southwestern Europe: France; Portugal; Spain

  • Naturalized:

  • Africa

    • Macaronesia: Portugal - Azores
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia
    • New Zealand: New Zealand
  • Europe

    • Middle Europe: Czechoslovakia; Switzerland
    • Northern Europe: Sweden
  • Northern America

    • : United States
  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Southern South America: Argentina; Chile; Paraguay; Uruguay
    • Western South America: Bolivia

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  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image