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Medicago falcata is a plant species of the genus Medicago. It is native to the Mediterranean basin, but is found throughout the world. It forms a symbiotic relationship with the bacterium Sinorhizobium meliloti, which is capable of nitrogen fixation. Its common names include yellow lucerne, sickle alfalfa, yellow-flowered alfalfa, yellow alfalfa, sickle medick and yellow medick.

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

Medicago aurantiaca Godron
Medicago glandulosa Davidoff
Medicago glutinosa sensu Hayek
Medicago procumbens Besser
Medicago quasifalcata Sinsk.
Medicago romanica Prodan
Medicago sativa subsp. falcata (L.) Arcang.
Medicago sativa subsp. glandulosa (Koch) Arcang.
Medicago talcata L.
Medicago tenderiensis Klokov

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