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Toothed Medic - Medicago polymorpha

Exotic Species (not native to Montana)

Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SNA

Agency Status
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USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 1

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General Description
Taprooted annual. Stems prostrate to ascending 10–40 cm. Herbage glabrate to sparsely strigose. Leaflets broadly oblong, 1–2 cm long. Inflorescence of 2 to 5 flowers. Flowers yellow, 4–5 mm long; calyx ca. 3 mm long. Legume circular in 2 to 7 coils, 4–8 mm long, covered with straight or hooked spines (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
Judith Basin and Yellowstone counties (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Habitat

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