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Flowers:

May to July

Medicago sativa (Leguminosae)

Alfalfa, Lucerne

 Erect perennial to 80cm with leaves of 3 leaflets. Flowers violet to purple. Pod twisted into a loose coil.

An important cultivated fodder plant, often found as an escape.

("sativa": Lat. cultivated)

 

Psimolophou, 25.7.2004