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Common name

English: Spotted Medick

German: Arabischer Schneckenklee

Mandarin: 褐斑苜蓿 (he ban mu xu)

Portuguese: Luzerna-da-Arábia


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2167)

      Order: Fabales (241)

        Family: Fabaceae (241)(family description)

          Genus: Medicago (8)

            Epithet: arabica (L.) Huds. (2)

Synonyms: Medicago cordata Desr., Medicago maculata Sibth., Medicago maculata Willd.

arabica => of Arabian origin

cordata => heart-shaped, as of leaves having the stalk at the notched end

maculata => spotted, stained or blotched


Climate: sub-tropical

Habit: herb

Flower colour: yellow

External links

Check for Medicago arabica at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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