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

Name: Medicago polymorpha 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:
Pro parte synonyms: Medicago polymorpha var. vulgaris (Benth.) Shin
Synonyms: Medicago apiculata Willd.
Medicago denticulata Willd.
Medicago hispida Gaertn.
Medicago lappacea Desr.
Medicago loretii Albert
Medicago nigra (L.) Krock.
Medicago pentacycla DC.
Medicago polycarpa Godr.
Medicago reticulata Benth.
Medicago terebellum Willd., nom. illeg.
Medicago nigra subsp. microcarpa (Urb.) O. Bolòs & Vigo
Medicago polycarpa subsp. polymorpha (L.) Cadevall & Sallent
Medicago polycarpa subsp. reticulata (Benth.) H. J. Coste
Medicago polymorpha subsp. hispida (Gaertn.) Ponert
Medicago polymorpha subsp. lappacea (Desr.) Bonafè
Medicago polymorpha subsp. polycarpa Romero Zarco, des. inval.
Medicago hispida var. confinus (W. D. J. Koch) Burnat
Medicago hispida var. nigra L.
Medicago nigra (L.) Krock. var. nigra
Medicago polymorpha var. apiculata (Willd.) Ooststr. & Reichg.
Medicago polymorpha var. nigra L.
Included taxa: Medicago polymorpha L. var. polymorpha
 
Comments: (Jacq.)Grossh. from Azerbaijan are recognized, In "Flora URSS" var. apiculata (Willd.)Burkat from Crimea & var. caspica, In Crimea occurs only in the South Coast & Foothills as a weed, Native to North temperate regions., Only one old record from Sevastopol in Crimea, Only one record for M.nigra from Sevastopol in Krym.
Common names: albejana (Spanish, Castillian), alfalfa de secano (Spanish, Castillian), Black Medick (English), Bur Medic (English), Bur Medick (), Burclover (English), Burr Medic (), California Burclover (English), carrapiço (Portuguese), carretillas (Aragonese), carretillas (Spanish, Castillian), carretón (Spanish, Castillian), carretón de amores (Spanish, Castillian), carretones (Spanish, Castillian), fe bord (Catalan), herba do rosco (Galician), Luzerne Polymorphe (French), Lyutzerna Chernaya (Russian), Lyutzerna Melkozubchataya (Russian), Lyutzerna Zubchataya (Russian), melgó de llapassa (Catalan), merga (Spanish, Castillian), mielga de caracolillo (Spanish, Castillian), mielga de piquillos (Spanish, Castillian), mierga (Spanish, Castillian), Rauher Schneckenklee (German), Stachliger Schneckenklee (German), Toothed Bur Clover (English), Toothed Medick (English), torteruelas (Spanish, Castillian), trebo caracol (Galician), trébol carretón (Spanish, Castillian), trébol de llepasa (Majorcan), trébol de llepassó (Majorcan), trèvol d’estormia (Catalan), trévol d’estormia (Majorcan), trèvol de llapassa (Catalan), trèvol de llapassa (Majorcan), trèvol de llapassó (Catalan), trévol de llapassó (Majorcan), trèvol de llapassó (Majorcan), trevo-preto (Portuguese), tribulillo (Spanish, Castillian), Wollklette (German)[Credits]
Conservation Status: Not Threatened
Maps: distribution
Occurrence: Ab(A) AE(G) Ag Al Au(A) Az Bl Br Bu Ca Co Cr Cy Eg Ga(F) Ge Gg(A D G) Gr Hs(S) Ir It Jo Ju Le Lu Ma Md Rf(CS) Rm Sa Si(M S) Sn Sy Tn Tu(A E) Uk(K) [Be(B) By Cz Es He Ho Hu La Rf(C)]
Use: Environmental, Food and Drink, Forage, Medicine, Weed