Yellow Alfalfa - Medicago falcata
Medicago sativa ssp. falcata
Deep-rooted perennial similar to M. sativa
. Stems ascending, 40–100 cm. Herbage sparsely strigose. Leaflets oblanceolate 2–4 cm long. Inflorescence 1–2 cm long with 10 to 50 flowers. Flowers yellow, 6–8 mm long; calyx 3–5 mm long. Legume linear-elliptic, curved, not coiled, 6–10 mm wide, glabrous (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
An introduced species from Europe.
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- Lesica, P., M. T. Lavin, and P. F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.