Medicago orbicularis

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Medicago orbicularis
Medicago orbicularis1.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Genus: Medicago
Species: M. orbicularis
Binomial name
Medicago orbicularis
(L.) Bartal.
  • Medicago applanata Hornem.
  • Medicago biancae (Urban) Pinto da Silva
  • Medicago cuneata J. Woods
  • Medicago marginata Willd.
  • Medicago orbicularis (L.) All.
  • Medicago polymorpha var. orbicularis L.

Medicago orbicularis is a plant species found throughout the Mediterranean basin and along the European Black Sea coast. It forms a symbiotic relationship with the bacterium Sinorhizobium medicae, which is capable of nitrogen fixation. Common names include blackdisk medick,[1] button clover, button medick, and round-fruited medick.



  1. ^ "Medicago orbicularis". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 30 June 2015. 

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