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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Aleyrodidae  Trialeurodes abutiloneus @ CSCA_TCN (6)
Aphelinidae  Encarsia @ UCRC_ENTA (4)

Eretmocerus @ UCRC_ENTA (1)
Aphididae  Acyrthosiphon ( @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Therioaphis ( @ CSUC_TCN (1)
Apidae  Bombus fraternus @ BMEC_ENT (2)

Bombus nevadensis @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Bombus pensylvanicus @ BMEC_ENT (1)

Bombus sonorus @ BMEC_ENT (4)

Ceratina citriphila @ AMNH_BEE (16)
Braconidae  Aphidius ( @ AMNH_PBI (9)

Trioxys ( @ AMNH_PBI (1)
Cercopidae  Philaenus spumarius @ UDCC_TCN (1)
Cicadellidae  Agallia constricta @ UKYL_TCN (1)

Agallia @ MEMU_ENT (3)

Neoaliturus ( @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Oncometopia ( @ UDCC_TCN (2)
Colletidae  Hylaeus albonotatus @ AMNH_BEE (1)
Encyrtidae  Syrphophagus mamitus @ UCRC_ENTA (1)
Geocoridae  Geocoris atricolor @ AMNH_IZC (7)

Geocoris punctipes @ UDCC_TCN (1)
Halictidae  Pseudapis armata @ AMNH_BEE (6)
Megachilidae  Anthidium deceptum @ AMNH_BEE (1)

Hoplitis cristatula @ CUIC_ENT (1)

Megachile texana @ AMNH_BEE (1)
Membracidae  Campylenchia latipes @ CSUC_TCN (1)

Publilia modesta @ CSUC_TCN (4)

Stictocephala bisonia @ UDCC_TCN (2)
Miridae  Hadronema simplex @ AMNH_PBI (3)

Polymerus basalis @ MEMU_ENT (1)
Nabidae  Nabis roseipennis @ MEMU_ENT (1)
Pentatomidae  Hymenarcys nervosa @ UDCC_TCN (1)

Thyanta pallidovirens @ CSUC_TCN (2)
Thyreocoridae  Corimelaena pulicaria @ UDCC_TCN (1)
Trichogrammatidae  Paracentrobia unknown @ UCRC_ENTA (2)

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Medicago L.
alfalfa

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General Information
Symbol: MEDIC
Group: Dicot
Family: Fabaceae
Duration:  
Growth Habit :  
Native Status : AK   I
CAN   I
GL   I
HI   I
L48   I
PB   I
PR   I
SPM   I
VI   I
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Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Navassa Island NAV    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM    North America NA   

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Synonyms

Classification

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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Rosidae
Order Fabales
Family Fabaceae ⁄ Leguminosae – Pea family
Genus Medicago L. – alfalfa

Subordinate Taxa

The Plants Database includes the following 38 species of Medicago . Click below on a thumbnail map or name for species profiles. Plant is native (blue) Native Plant is introduced Introduced Plant is introduced Native and Introduced Related taxa legend Distribution of <i>
Medicago arabica</i>
(L.) Huds.
Medicago arabica
spotted medick Distribution of <i>
Medicago arborea</i>
L.
Medicago arborea
moon trefoil Distribution of <i>
Medicago blancheana</i>
Boiss.
Medicago blancheana
Distribution of <i>
Medicago brachycarpa</i>
Fisch. ex M. Bieb.
Medicago brachycarpa
Distribution of <i>
Medicago carstiensis</i>
Jacq.
Medicago carstiensis
Distribution of <i>
Medicago ciliaris</i>
(L.) All.
Medicago ciliaris
Distribution of <i>
Medicago doliata</i>
Carmign.
Medicago doliata
Distribution of <i>
Medicago granadensis</i>
Willd.
Medicago granadensis
Distribution of <i>
Medicago heldreichii</i>
E. Small
Medicago heldreichii
Heldreich's alfalfa Distribution of <i>
Medicago hybrida</i>
(Pourr.) Trautv.
Medicago hybrida
hybrid alfalfa Distribution of <i>
Medicago intertexta</i>
(L.) Mill.
Medicago intertexta
Distribution of <i>
Medicago italica</i>
(Mill.) Fiori
Medicago italica
Distribution of <i>
Medicago laciniata</i>
(L.) Mill.
Medicago laciniata
cutleaf medick Distribution of <i>
Medicago littoralis</i>
Rhode ex Loisel.
Medicago littoralis
water medick Distribution of <i>
Medicago lupulina</i>
L.
Medicago lupulina
black medick Distribution of <i>
Medicago marina</i>
L.
Medicago marina
Distribution of <i>
Medicago minima</i>
(L.) L.
Medicago minima
little bur-clover Distribution of <i>
Medicago monantha</i>
(C.A. Mey.) Trautv.
Medicago monantha
medick Distribution of <i>
Medicago monspeliaca</i>
(L.) Trautv.
Medicago monspeliaca
hairy medick Distribution of <i>
Medicago murex</i>
Willd.
Medicago murex
Distribution of <i>
Medicago noeana</i>
Boiss.
Medicago noeana
Distribution of <i>
Medicago orbicularis</i>
(L.) Bartal.
Medicago orbicularis
blackdisk medick Distribution of <i>
Medicago platycarpos</i>
(L.) Trautv.
Medicago platycarpos
Distribution of <i>
Medicago polyceratia</i>
(L.) Trautv.
Medicago polyceratia
Distribution of <i>
Medicago polymorpha</i>
L.
Medicago polymorpha
burclover Distribution of <i>
Medicago popovii</i>
(Korovin) Širj.
Medicago popovii
Distribution of <i>
Medicago praecox</i>
DC.
Medicago praecox
Mediterranean medick Distribution of <i>
Medicago rigidula</i>
(L.) All.
Medicago rigidula
Tifton burclover Distribution of <i>
Medicago rotata</i>
Boiss.
Medicago rotata
Distribution of <i>
Medicago rugosa</i>
Desr.
Medicago rugosa
Distribution of <i>
Medicago ruthenica</i>
(L.) Trautv.
Medicago ruthenica
alfalfa Distribution of <i>
Medicago sativa</i>
L.
Medicago sativa
alfalfa Distribution of <i>
Medicago scutellata</i>
(L.) Mill.
Medicago scutellata
snail medick Distribution of <i>
Medicago secundiflora</i>
Durand [excluded]
Medicago secundiflora
Distribution of <i>
Medicago shepardii</i>
Post ex Boiss.
Medicago shepardii
Distribution of <i>
Medicago soleirolii</i>
Duby
Medicago soleirolii
Distribution of <i>
Medicago truncatula</i>
Gaertn.
Medicago truncatula
barrelclover Distribution of <i>
Medicago turbinata</i>
(L.) All.
Medicago turbinata
southern medick Plant is native (blue) Native Plant is introduced Introduced Plant is introduced Native and Introduced Related taxa legend

Legal Status

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status

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Jepson Interchange (University of California - Berkeley) (MEDIC)
Related Websites
Cover crops database at the UC Davis Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (SAREP) (MEDIC)

Wildlife

Food

Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds
Martin Minor Low Low

Cover

Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds
Martin

Sources

Martin, A.C., H.S. Zim, and A.L. Nelson. 1951. American wildlife and plants: A guide to wildlife food habits . Dover Publications. New York.

Description of Values

Value Class Food Cover
High Average 25-50% of diet Regular source of cover
Low 5-10% of diet Infrequently used as cover
Minor 2-5% of diet Sparsely used as cover
Moderate Average 10-25% of diet Occasional source of cover


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