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Fam.: Fabaceae / Legumes      

Genus:  Medicago  L.
 

Authors:
   FONT QUER:  Pius Font i Quer (1888 - 1964), Spanish botanist
   GREUTER:  Werner Rodolfo Greuter (1938 - ), Swiss botanist
   L.:  Carl von Linné (Linnaeus, 1707 - 1777), Swedish naturalist who introduced the binary naming system for plants and animals
 

Etymology:
   Medicago:   from Media, the country of the former Medes in today Iran, where Lucerne Medicago sativa comes from
   citrina:   bright yellow as a citron for candied lemon peel
 

Moon Trefoil occurs only in the Balearic islands of Ibiza and Caprera. The photos have been taken in the Botanical Garden of Soller / Mallorca.

 

Medicago citrina / Tree Medick, Moon Trefoil, Majorca Soller Botan. Gar. 4.4.2012
Fig. 1:  Medicago citrina / Tree Medick, Moon Trefoil
Majorca, Soller Botan. Gar. 4.4.2012
Medicago citrina / Tree Medick, Moon Trefoil, Majorca Soller Botan. Gar. 4.4.2012
Fig. 2:  Medicago citrina / Tree Medick, Moon Trefoil
Majorca, Soller Botan. Gar. 4.4.2012
Medicago citrina / Tree Medick, Moon Trefoil, Majorca Soller Botan. Gar. 4.4.2012
Fig. 3:  Medicago citrina / Tree Medick, Moon Trefoil
Majorca, Soller Botan. Gar. 4.4.2012
Medicago citrina / Tree Medick, Moon Trefoil, Majorca Soller Botan. Gar. 4.4.2012
Fig. 4:  Medicago citrina / Tree Medick, Moon Trefoil
Majorca, Soller Botan. Gar. 4.4.2012

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