Medicago sativa

Family:FABACEAE
Species:Medicago sativa L.
Common Name:ALFALFA
Status:Not Native, UPL (NWPL)
Specimen: View details of USF Herbarium specimens

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Classification

Division
Class
Sub Class
Order FABALES
FamilyFABACEAE
Genus Medicago
Species Medicago sativa L. - ALFALFA

Citation

Citation MEDICAGO SATIVA Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 778. 1753.
Basionym: **
Type: Without data (lectotype: Morison, Pl. Hist. Univ. 2: t. 16(2). 1680). Lectotypified by Heyn, Bull. Res. Council israel, Sect. D, Bot. 7: 162. 1959.

** Not applicable or data not available.

Source

CountyHerbariaLiterature Citation (If Applicable)
Escambia FLAS  
Gadsden FSU  
Glades FLAS  
Hillsborough USF  
Leon FLAS  
Miami-Dade FTG  
Santa Rosa USF  
Volusia FLAS  

Synonyms

– Denotes synonyms that are applicable to the state. Show these synonyms only

SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Medica legitima Medica legitima Greene, Man. Bot. San Francisco 101. 1894, nom. illegit.BASIONYM: Medicago sativa Linnaeus 1753. 
Medica sativa Medica sativa (Linnaeus) Lamarck, Fl. Franc. 2: 584. 1779 ("1778").BASIONYM: Medicago sativa Linnaeus 1753. 
Medicago sativa subsp. macrocarpa Medicago sativa Linnaeus, subsp. macrocarpa Urban, Verh. Bot. Vereins Prov. Brandenburg 15: 57. 1873, nom. inadmiss.BASIONYM: Medicago sativa Linnaeus 1753. 
Medicago sativa var. falcata Medicago sativa Linnaeus, var. falcata Urban, Verh. Bot. Vereins Prov. Brandenburg 15: 57. 1873, nom. inadmiss.BASIONYM: Medicago sativa Linnaeus 1753. 
Medicago sativa var. vulgaris Medicago sativa Linnaeus, var. vulgaris Alefeld, Landw. Fl. 75. 1866, nom. inadmiss.BASIONYM: Medicago sativa Linnaeus 1753. 
Medicago agropyretorum Medicago agropyretorum Vassilczenko, Bot. Zurn. SSSR 26(1): 32. 1941.  
Medicago asiatica Medicago asiatica Sinskaya, Fl. Cult. Pl. USSR 13: 70. 1951.  
Medicago caerulea var. pauciflora Medicago caerulea Lessing ex Ledebour, var. pauciflora (Ledebour) Grossheim, in Komarov, Fl. URSS 11: 151. 1945.BASIONYM: Medicago pauciflora Ledebour 1843. 
Medicago caucasica Medicago caucasica Vassilczenko, Bot. Mater. Gerb. Bot. Inst. Komarova Akad. Nauk SSSR 13: 141. 1950.  
Medicago grandiflora Medicago grandiflora (Grossheim) Vassilczenko, Vol. Sci. Works Leningrad 1941-1943: 101. 1946.BASIONYM: Medicago sativa Linnaeus, var. grandiflora Grossheim 1919. 
Medicago karatschaica Medicago karatschaica Latschaschvili, Not. Syst. Geogr. Inst. Bot. Tibilissi 21: 29. 1959.  
Medicago lavrenkoi Medicago lavrenkoi Vassilczenko, Bot. Mater. Gerb. Bot. Inst. Komarova Akad. Nauk SSSR 13: 141. 1950.  
Medicago mesopotamica Medicago mesopotamica Vassilczenko, Bot. Zurn. SSSR 31(3): 27. 1946.  
Medicago pauciflora Medicago pauciflora Ledebour, Fl. Ross. 1: 526. 1843.  
Medicago praesativa Medicago praesativa Sinskaya, Kul'turnaja Fl. SSSR 13(1): 51. 1950.  
Medicago rivularis Medicago rivularis Vassilczenko, Vol. Sci. Works Leningrad 1941-1943: 101. 1946.  
Medicago sativa var. grandiflora Medicago sativa Linnaeus, var. grandiflora Grossheim, Obs. Dr.-Kavk. Medicago 28. 1919.  
Medicago sativa var. parviflora Medicago sativa Linnaeus, var. parviflora Grossheim, Obs. Kr.-Kavk. Medicago 28. 1919.  
Medicago sativa var. pauciflora Medicago sativa Linnaeus, var. pauciflora (Ledebour) Urban, Veh. Bot. Vereins Prov. Brandenburg 15: 57. 1873.BASIONYM: Medicago pauciflora Ledebour 1843. 
Medicago sativa var. pilifera Medicago sativa Linnaeus, var. pilifera Urban, Verh. Bot. Vereins Prov. Brandenburg 15: 57. 1873.  
Medicago sogdiana Medicago sogdiana Vassilczenko, Bot. Zurn. SSSR 31(3): 24. 1946.  
Medicago transoxana Medicago transoxana Vassilczenko, Vol. Sci. Works Leningrad 1941-1943: 101. 1946.  

Specimens

Country State County Date Specimen Notes Image
USA Florida Santa Rosa Co. 16 Apr 1977 G. Wilhelm 3257
USA Florida Leon Co. 14 Mar 1957 R. K. Godfrey 55454
USA Florida Hillsborough Co. 02 Jul 1989 C. vanHoek 197
USA Florida Hillsborough Co. 26 Jul 1959 V. Ducey 129
USA California Santa Clara Co. 01 Jul 1893 W. R. Dudley s.n.
USA Virginia Orange Co. 04 Jun 1983 T. R. Bradley 19190
USA Pennsylvania Lancaster Co. 07 Sep 1980 R. P. Sauleda 4165
USA Pennsylvania Bucks Co. 06 Oct 1946 B. Long 65409
USA Kentucky Pulaski Co. 01 Jun 1991 J. Richard Abbott 377
USA Missouri Caldwell Co. 07 Jun 1969 N. C. Henderson 69-112
USA Tennessee Cocke Co. 15 Aug 1977 P. Genelle 3072
USA Virginia Orange Co. 04 Sep 1982 T. R. Bradley 18400
USA Maryland Wicomico Co. 16 Jun 2010 W. D. Longbottom 13616
USA North Carolina Swain Co. 01 Aug 1986 C. vanHoek 24
USA South Carolina Oconee Co. 07 Sep 1969 V. Ducey 259
USA Louisiana St. Tammany Par. 15 Jun 1983 R. D. Thomas 84299
Mexico Oaxaca San Baltazar Chichicapan Mun. 29 Apr 1991 G. Gomez 91-4-2 Zapoteco name: cwaihn.
Canada Quebec 25 Jun 1968 J. Pinder-Moss s.n.
USA Texas Pecos Co. 19 May 1986 R. P. Sauleda 9077
USA Illinois St. Clair Co. 02 Aug 1978 J. G. Saunders 795
USA Nebraska Keith Co. 26 Jun 1987 R. Arias s.n.
USA Maryland Caroline Co. 12 Jul 2008 W. D. Longbottom 11749
USA Nebraska Garden Co. 28 Jun 1987 R. Arias s.n.
USA Minnesota Jackson Co. 26 Aug 1981 R. P. Sauleda 6137
USA Colorado Gunnison Co. 13 Jul 1959 N. H. Russell 10360
USA Illinois McHenry Co. 29 Jun 2007 S. R. Hill 37538
USA Indiana Jay Co. 28 Jul 2007 A. R. Franck 500
USA Maryland Anne Arundel Co. 15 May 2010 W. D. Longbottom 13314
USA Arizona Coconino Co. 29 Jun 1972 P. Genelle 1378
USA Washington Kittitas Co. 25 Jul 1915 O. E. Jennings 9057
USA Maryland Caroline Co. 19 May 2010 W. D. Longbottom 13335
USA Virginia Spotsylvania Co. 20 Aug 1981 T. R. Bradley 17551
USA Maine Franklin Co. 27 Aug 1948 C. A. Knowlton s.n.
USA Pennsylvania Northampton-Lehigh Co. 01 Jan 1838 J. Welle s.n.
USA Colorado Gunnison Co. 13 Jul 1959 N. H. Russell 10360
USA Virginia Montgomery Co. 15 Sep 1960 R. Kral 11545
USA New York Ontario Co. 17 Jun 1905 P. Dowell 3812
USA Nebraska Devel 06 Aug 1975 T. O. McDonald s.n.
USA Minnesota Blue Earth Co. 28 Jul 1959 J. Behrens s.n.
USA North Carolina Rockingham Co. 07 Jul 1956 A. E. Radford 13601
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