Lucerne (Medicago sativa ssp sativa )


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Family: Fabaceae Leguminosae


Downy perennial. Often cultivated but also widely naturalised in grassy places. Leaves are trifoliate with narrow, toothed leaflets which broaden towards the tip. Spikes of purple flowers appear June to September; each flower is 7 to 8 mm long. Height up to 75cm