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(First upload on July 29 2009. Last on December 19 2017) [ 日本語 | English ]

Medicago sativa L.






Mount Usu / Sarobetsu post-mined peatland
From left: Crater basin in 1986 and 2006. Cottongrass / Daylily

Medicago L. (ウマゴヤシ)
Murasaki-umagoyashi (ムラサキウマゴヤシ, 紫馬肥)/セイヨウウマゴヤシ, alfalfa or lucerne
Lifeform: deciduous perennial forb (3-12 years)
Distribution: native to Mediterranean region (exotic to Japan)

Hokkaido Blue List: A3

Habitat: flatland, and seacoast (optimal soil pH = 6.5-7.0)

HUSTEP: Plants and Plant communities in Japan (flora list)

Well-known as nitrogen-fixing plant
ssp. falcata (L.) Arcang. (コガネウマゴヤシ)
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Medicago sativa in Hokkaido


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[1-3] collected from a park near Elm Tunnel on July 24 2009. [4] along a paved road within the Utasai wetland, southwestern Hokkaido, on July 11 2017.

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[4-6] in the Puppet Emperor Palace (満州国皇宮), Changchun, Jilin Province, northeast China, on June 15 2017. Discarded: at the weather station of the Institute of Low Temperature Science, Hokkaido University, on August 31 2009.

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