Medicago praecox

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

Medicago pontificalis Gennari

Medicago praecox, Mediterranean medick[1] or early medick, is a plant species of the genus Medicago. It is found throughout the northern Mediterranean. It forms a symbiotic relationship with the bacterium Sinorhizobium meliloti,[citation needed] which is capable of nitrogen fixation.


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

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