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Common name

English: Moon Trefoil

German: Strauch-Schneckenklee

Mandarin: 木本苜蓿 (mu ben mu xu)

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2611)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2511)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2123)

      Order: Fabales (239)

        Family: Fabaceae (239)(family description)

          Genus: Medicago (8)

            Epithet: arborea L. (7)

Synonyms: Medicago arborescens C.Presl, Medicago citrina (Font Quer) Greuter, Rhodusia arborea (L.) Vassilcz., Trigonella arborea (L.) Vassilcz.

arborea => like a tree

arborescens => arboreus, like a tree

Characteristics

Climate: sub-tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: shrub

Flower colour: yellow

External links

Check for Medicago arborea at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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