Medicago murex

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

Medicago lesinsii F. Small
Medicago murex subsp. sphaerocarpos (Bertol.) K. A. Lesins & I. Lesins
Medicago sicula Tod.
Medicago sorrentinii Tod.
Medicago sphaerocarpos Bertol.

Medicago murex or spiny medick is a plant species of the genus Medicago. It is found throughout the Mediterranean basin. It forms a symbiotic relationship with the bacterium Sinorhizobium medicae, which is capable of nitrogen fixation.

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