Medicago falcata L.

 
  • Family : FABACEAE
    (Pea Or Bean Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : PALASH FAMILY (पलाश फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Leguminosae
  • Subfamily : Faboideae
  • Synonym(s) : Medica falcata (L.) Mill.; Medicago sativa subsp. falcata (L.) Arcang.; Medicago sativa var. falcata (L.) Döll
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Medicago falcata L.
  • Common name : Sickle Medick, Yellow Lucerne, Falcate Lucern, Yellow Clover
  • Vernacular name :
    • Kote Maandro, Bhirin Saag
  • Habit : Perennial herb
  • Habitat : Grassy places, slopes, ravines, dry sandy fields in Himalayas, at altitudes of 2700-4000 m.
  • Flower, Fruit : May-September
  • Distribution :
    • Uttarakhand : Uttarakhand
    • Himachal Pradesh : Himachal Pradesh
  • Native : Europe to Mongolia and Indian Subcontinent
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • World Distribution : Cosmopolitan
  • Literature :
    • Uniyal B.P., Sharma J.R., Choudhery U., Singh D.K. (2007). Flowering Plants of Uttarakhand: A Checklist. Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh: 108
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Medicago falcata. Downloaded on 22 June 2024.

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