Species name:

Medicago sativa

Taxonomy

Species

sativa

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, honey production
and biodiversity.

Flowering time

IV - VII

Pollen colour

/

Pollen

+

Nectar

++

Pollen characteristic

Medicago sativa
Medicago sativa
Medicago sativa
Equatorial view : Subcircular, Suboblate
Medicago sativa
Medicago sativa
Medicago sativa