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Yellow Alfalfa - Medicago falcata
Other Names:  Medicago sativa ssp. falcata

Exotic Species (not native to Montana)

Global Rank: GNRTNR
State Rank: SNA

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

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General Description
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).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
An introduced species from Europe.

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 15

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