Medicago intertexta

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Medicago intertexta
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Tribe: Trifolieae
Genus: Medicago
Species: M. intertexta
Binomial name
Medicago intertexta
(L.) Miller

Medicago intertexta, the hedgehog medick,[1] Calvary clover, or Calvary medick, is a flowering plant of the family Fabaceae. It is found primarily in the western Mediterranean basin. It forms a symbiotic relationship with the bacterium Sinorhizobium medicae, which is capable of nitrogen fixation.

A form with red-blotched leaves was formerly much grown as a garden plant.[citation needed]



  1. ^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-01-25. Retrieved 2014-10-17. 

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