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Cabeza Prieta Natural History Association
Sonoran Desert Plants
Medicago polymorpha (Burclover)

Cabeza Prieta Peak


Habitat: disturbed areas
Life Form: forb,annual
Leaf Description: alternate trifoliate
Flower Color: yellow
Flowering Period: spring
Spines: spineless
Family: Fabaceae (bean family)
Abundance: introduced,uncommon
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S. and S. Rutman. 2015. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: a flora of southwestern Arizona. Part 14. Eudicots: Fabaceae - legume family. Phytoneuron 2015-58: 1-83. Published 20 Oct 2015. ISSN 2153 733X page 39 (13.1 MB pdf)

Our member horticultural expert is Hank Jorgensen. For more information on this plant species, see Hank's page on Medicago polymorpha (opens in a new tab).






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