Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness
Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department
of Natural Sciences
Medicago sativa Linnaeus
Medicago sativa is an upright herb with purple flowers and trifoliate leaves. The
leaflets are lanceolate to ovate and have a strong midvein. Medicago sativa is found
in city sidewalks as well as fields and moist meadows.
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Medicago sativa, photo Russ Kleinman, Silver City, May 19, 2007
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