Taxon profile


Strong-spined Medick
Medicago truncatula Gaertner

kingdom Plantae - plants »  divisio Magnoliophyta - flowering plants »  class Rosopsida - eudicots »  order Fabales »  family Fabaceae - Legumes »  genus Medicago - alfalfa

Scientific synonyms

Medicago truncatula subsp. truncatula
Medicago truncatula var. truncatula
Medicago truncatula var. longiaculeata Urb.
Medicago truncatula subsp. longiaculeata (Urb.) Ponert
Medicago tentaculata Willd.
Medicago tribuloides Desr. ex Lam.
Medicago truncata Gaertn.
Medicago uncinata Willd.

Other names

= Barrel Medic
= Barrelclover
= Caltrop Medic
= Cylindrical Burr Medic

Least Concern LC

Taxon in country check-lists*

* List of countries might not be complete

Links and literature

EN Botanical Society of British Isles [], Botany Department, The Natural History Museum [as Medicago truncatula Gaertn.]
Data retrieved on: 11 May 2012
EN Danin A.: Flora and Vegetation of Israel [] [as Medicago truncatula]
Data retrieved on: 26 February 2009

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