Medicago arabica (L.) Huds.

Taxonomy: Fam. Fabaceae// Genus: Medicago // Medicago arabica (L.) Huds.

Determined according to the botanical key provided in The Flora of the Republic of Macedonia (Micevski, 2001).

Lifeform: Annual; Therophyte according to the Raunkiær system.

Distribution: Native to Canary Islands, from West Europe to the Mediterranean Basin (in Europe, North Africa and West Asia) and Caucasus according to the Plants of the World Online portal.

Habitat:  Found in open habitats – grassland.

Flowering period:  Spring.

Medicago arabica – habit in habitat.  Gorge of “Kochanska” River, 08.05.2021. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Medicago arabica – habit.  Gorge of “Kochanska” River, 25.04.2021. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Medicago arabica – habit.  Gorge of “Kochanska” River, 29.04.2021. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Medicago arabica – habit.  Gorge of “Kochanska” River, 29.04.2021. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Medicago arabica – habit in vegetative stage.  Gorge of “Kochanska” River, 25.04.2021. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Medicago arabica – stem with flowers.  Gorge of “Kochanska” River, 08.05.2021. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Medicago arabica – stem with flowers.  Gorge of “Kochanska” River, 29.04.2021. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Medicago arabica – stem with flowers.  Gorge of “Kochanska” River, 29.04.2021. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Medicago arabica – stem with flowers.  Gorge of “Kochanska” River, 29.04.2021. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Medicago arabica – stem with flowers.  Gorge of “Kochanska” River, 29.04.2021. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Medicago arabica – stem with flowers.  Gorge of “Kochanska” River, 29.04.2021. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Medicago arabica – stem with flowers.  Gorge of “Kochanska” River, 29.04.2021. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Medicago arabica – pod.  Gorge of “Kochanska” River, 08.05.2021. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Medicago arabica – pod.  Gorge of “Kochanska” River, 08.05.2021. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Medicago arabica – pod.  Gorge of “Kochanska” River, 08.05.2021. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Medicago arabica – pod.  Gorge of “Kochanska” River, 08.05.2021. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Medicago arabica – pod.  Gorge of “Kochanska” River, 08.05.2021. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Medicago arabica – leaves.  Gorge of “Kochanska” River, 29.04.2021. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Medicago arabica – leaves.  Gorge of “Kochanska” River, 25.04.2021. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.

References:

Micevski, K. (2001). The Flora of the Republic of Macedonia Vol. I, Book 5. Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts.

Medicago arabica (L.) Huds. Plants of the World Online portal, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. http://www.plantsoftheworldonline.org/taxon/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:58427-3 %5BAccessed 09.05.2021].

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