Medicago praecox

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Medicago praecox


Taxonavigation: Fabales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Fabales

Familia: Fabaceae
Subfamilia: Faboideae
Tribus: Trifolieae
Genus: Medicago
Species: Medicago praecox


Medicago praecox DC., 1813


  • Medicago pontificalis Gennari, Nuovo Giorn- Bot. Ital. 2: 132 (1870)
  • Medica praecox (DC.) Bubani, Fl. Pyr., 2: 477 (1900)
  • Medicago praecox f. coerulea-venosa Urb., Verh. Bot. Ver. Brandenb., 15: 75 (1873)


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Europe
    • Regional: Southeastern Europe
      • Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Krym, Lebanon-Syria, Turkey, Yugoslavia
    • Regional: Southwestern Europe
      • Baleares, Corse, France, Sardegna, Spain
  • Continental: Asia-Temperate
    • Regional: Western Asia
      • Cyprus, East Aegean Is.
    • Introduced into:
      • Belgium, California, China South-Central, China Southeast, Great Britain, Hainan, Massachusetts, New South Wales, Oregon, South Australia, Sweden

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


Primary references[edit]

Additional references[edit]

  • Lepschi, B. & Monro, A. (Project Coordinators) (2014). Australian Plant Census (APC) Council of Heads of Australian Herbaria.
  • Small, E. (2011). Alfalfa and relatives. Evolution and classification of Medicago: 1-727. NRC Research Press, Ottawa.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2010). Flora of China 10: 1-642. Science Press (Beijing) & Missouri Botanical Garden Press (St. Louis).


Vernacular names[edit]

English: early medick
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