Species name:

Medicago falcata (Medicago sativa subsp. falcata)

Taxonomy

Species

falcata

Nomenclature Melissopalynology

Medicago

Classifier

L.

Distribution

Worldwide. In Italy prefers fallow fields, dry meadows and pastures (0 - 1200 m).

Utility

Food, cultivated for forage worldwide. Nitrogen fixation and cover crop. Medicinal uses. It provides a fairly good contribution in honey production. Biodiversity.

Flowering time

IV - VII

Pollen colour

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Pollen

+

Nectar

++

Pollen characteristic

Equatorial view : Subcircular