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Fam.: Fabaceae / Legumes      

Synon.:  Medicago tornata  (L.) MILL.,  Medicago obscura  RETZ.

Genus:  Medicago  L.
 

Authors:
   MILL.:  Philip Miller (1691 - 1771), English gardener
   FIORI:  Adriano Fiori (1865 - 1950), Italian botanist
   L.:  Carl von Linné (Linnaeus, 1707 - 1777), Swedish naturalist who introduced the binary naming system for plants and animals
   RETZ.:  Anders Jahan Retzius (1742 - 1821), Swedish chemist and botanist
 

Etymology:
   Medicago:   from Media, the country of the former Medes in today Iran, where Lucerne Medicago sativa comes from
   italica:   from Italy
   tornata:   contorted
   obscura:   obscure
 

Medicago italica ? / Hairy Medick, I Ancona 31.5.2007
Fig. 1:  Medicago italica ? / Hairy Medick
I Ancona 31.5.2007
Medicago italica ? / Hairy Medick, I Ancona 31.5.2007
Fig. 2:  Medicago italica ? / Hairy Medick
I Ancona 31.5.2007
Medicago italica ? / Hairy Medick, I Ancona 31.5.2007
Fig. 3:  Medicago italica ? / Hairy Medick
I Ancona 31.5.2007
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