Medicago sativa L.

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Insects associated with this species: Mocis proverai (Larval food plant)
Trigonodes hyppasia (Larval foodplant)
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Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 69.

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Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Medicago sativa
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Medicago sativa

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Medicago sativa
African Plant Database: Medicago sativa
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Medicago sativa
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Medicago sativa
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Medicago sativa
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iNaturalist: Medicago sativa
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Medicago sativa
JSTOR Plant Science: Medicago sativa
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Medicago sativa
Plants of the World Online: Medicago sativa
Tropicos: Medicago sativa
Wikipedia: Medicago sativa

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Medicago sativa., retrieved 19 June 2024

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