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Common name

English: Alfalfa

German: Saat-Luzerne

Mandarin: 紫苜蓿 (zi mu xu)

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2597)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2496)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2110)

      Order: Fabales (237)

        Family: Fabaceae (237)(family description)

          Genus: Medicago (8)

            Epithet: sativa L. (6)

sativa => sown, planted, cultivated, not wild

Characteristics

Climate: temperate

Habit: herb

Flower colour: blue, purple, violet

External links

Check for Medicago sativa at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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