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Alfalfa
Medicago sativa
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Also known as - Lucerne.

Not native to Alberta. Perennial.

General Description

By Gustave J. Yaki

Introduced from southeastern Europe. Abundant. Stems, erect or reclining, to 1m tall. Leaves, alternate; 3 oval, slightly hairy; leaflets, 10-35mm long. Flowers, in oblong cluster, 2-4.5cm long, from leaf axils; purple, violet, blue, occasionally white or yellow, 5-11mm long; June-Oct. Fruit, long pod, tightly coiled 1-3 times, 5-8mm long, contains several light yellow, oval seeds. Habitat: fields, roadsides, pathways. A cultivated forage plant.

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Recent Alfalfa Reports in Alberta


Abundance Location Reporter Date
Present Fairview Escarpment Blake 2011/07/13
Present Fairview Escarpment Blake 2010/07/06
Present Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park Blake 2010/06/27
Present Piper Creek Blake 2009/07/24
Present Maskepetoon Blake 2009/07/17

Alfalfa Hotspots in Alberta

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