Details for: Medicago lupulina
Source: ILDIS World Database of Legumes 2010. (copyright © ILDIS).

Name: Medicago lupulina L.
Nomencl. ref.: Sp. Pl.: 779. 1753
Rank: Species
Status: ACCEPTED
Taxonomy (this taxon is included in): Regnum - Plantae
     Divisio - Tracheophyta
          Subdivisio - Spermatophytina
               Class - Magnoliopsida
                    Superordo - Rosanae
                         Ordo - Fabales Bromhead
                              Familia - Fabaceae Lindl.
                                   Tribus - Trifolieae
                                        Genus - Medicago L.
                                            
Geo-Search:
Synonyms: Medicago appenina J. Woods
Medicago cupaniana Guss.
Medicago wildenowii Merat
Medicago lupulina subsp. cupaniana (Guss.) Nyman
Medicago lupulina subsp. eurasiatica Braun-Blanq.
Medicago lupulina var. glandulosa W. D. J. Koch
Included taxa: Medicago lupulina var. cupaniana (Guss.) Boiss.
 
Comments: Grossh. are recognized, Native to Europe, Temperate Asia, North Africa and Tropical Africa.
Common names: alfalfa (Spanish, Castillian), alfalfa lupulina (Galician), alfalfa lupulina (Spanish, Castillian), alfalfa-lupulina (Portuguese), alfals (Catalan), alfals (Valencian), alfance (Catalan), alfance (Valencian), alfaz (Catalan), alfaz (Valencian), Apinveida Lucerna (Latvian), Apynine Liucerne (Lithuanian), Arvuit Gailukanman (Armenian), Black Medic (English), Black Medick (English), Burkunchik (Ukraine), carretón (Spanish, Castillian), fenarola menuda (Catalan), fenarola-menuda (Catalan), fenc bord (Catalan), Gelbklee (German), herba de la desfeta (Catalan), Hop Clover (English), Hopfenklee (German), Hopfen-Luzerne (German), Humal-lutsern (Estonian), Khamyrmaya Garayoncha (Azerbaijan), Lucherne Lupuline (Roumanian), lupulina (Galician), lupulina (Portuguese), lupulina (Spanish, Castillian), luzerna lupulina (Portuguese), luzerna-lupulina (Portuguese), luzerna-preta (Portuguese), Luzerne Lupuline (French), Lyutzerna Khmelevidnaya (Russian), melgó menut (Catalan), melguelló (Valencian), meligó (Catalan), meligón (Aragonese), meligón (High Aragonese), meligón (Spanish, Castillian), mielca (High Aragonese), mielga (High Aragonese), mielga (Spanish, Castillian), mielga negra (Spanish, Castillian), Minette (), Sviisebri Iondzha (Georgian), teble (Spanish, Castillian), Trebol Amarillo (), trébol rastrero (Spanish, Castillian), trebolera (Spanish, Castillian), trevo-amarelo (Portuguese), trèvol (Catalan), trèvol (Majorcan), Yellow Trefoil (English), Zurgijlef Tzargas ()[Credits]
Conservation Status: Not Threatened
Maps: distribution
Occurrence: Ab(A N) AE(G) Ag Al Ar Au(A L) Az Be(B L) Bl Br Bu By Ca Co Cr Cy Cz Da Eg Es Fe Ga(F) Ge Gg(A D G) Gr Hb(E) He Ho Hs(S) Hu IJ It Ju La Le Lt Lu Ma No Po Rf(C CS E K N NW S) Rm Sa Si(M S) Su Sy Tn Tu(A E) Uk(K U) [Fa Is Mo]
Use: Environmental, Forage, Weed