Medicago littoralis

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Medicago littoralis
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Genus: Medicago
Species: M. littoralis
Binomial name
Medicago littoralis

Medicago arenaria Ten.
Medicago cylindracea DC.
Medicago littoralis subsp. cylindracea (DC.) Nyman
Medicago littoralis subsp. tricycla (DC.) J. M. Lainz
Medicago striata sensu auct.ital.
Medicago subinermis Bertol.
Medicago tricycla DC.
Medicago truncatula subsp. littoralis (Lois.) Ponert

Medicago littoralis is a plant species of the genus Medicago. It is found primarily in the Mediterranean basin. It forms a symbiotic relationship with the bacterium Sinorhizobium meliloti, which is capable of nitrogen fixation. Common names include shore medick,[1] water medick,[2] coastal medick, and strand medick.



  1. ^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-01-25. Retrieved 2014-10-17. 
  2. ^ "Medicago littoralis". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 28 January 2016. 

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