Medicago falcata L.

Sickle medic

source: Bert Verbruggen, Verspreidingsatlas 2015
source: Bert Verbruggen, Verspreidingsatlas 2015

Nomenclature

GrinTax Medicago sativa subsp. falcata (L.) Arcang.
The Plant list Medicago falcata L.
English name Sickle medic

Crop relationship
Yellow alfalfa primary genepool

FLORON data (2014)
Indigeneity native
Trend since 1950 decreasing (25-50%)
Presence relatively rare
Status Red List: near threatened
Legal protection unlisted

Conservation in the Netherlands

A) In protected areas per province

For subareas the link to the larger area is provided.

a = actually present, p = possible
(see: About CWRnl / Methodology)

Drenthe

  • Dalerveen (SBB [p])

Flevoland

  • IJsselmonding (SBB [p])
  • Pampushout (SBB [p])
  • Swifterbos (SBB [p])
  • Vreugderijkerwaard (NM [a])

Friesland

  • Nationaal Park Schiermonnikoog (NM [p], SBB [p])

Gelderland

  • Appense Veld (NM [p])
  • Bemmelse Gendtse en Klompenwaard (SBB [a])
  • Bronkhorst (SBB [p])
  • Coehoorn (SBB [p])
  • Doddendaal (SBB [a])
  • Drutense en Deestsewaard (SBB [p])
  • Gorssel (SBB [a])
  • Haaften (SBB [p])
  • Hollanderbroek (SBB [p])
  • IJsselwaarden Noordwest (SBB [p])
  • IJsselwaarden Zuidwest (SBB [a])
  • Lakemond (SBB [p])
  • Linge Oevers-Oost (SBB [p])
  • Lobberdensewaard en Tolkamerdijk (SBB [a])
  • Loenense en Oosterhoutsewaard (SBB [a])
  • Loevestein (SBB [a])
  • Meinerswijk-Lingezegen (SBB [a])
  • Nijbroek (SBB [p])
  • Ooijpolder en Millingerwaard (SBB [a])
  • Oude Rijnstrangen (SBB [a])
  • Plasserwaard (SBB [p])
  • Sint Andries (SBB [a])
  • Vaalwaard (NM [p])
  • Velperwaarden (NM [p])
  • Waarden bij Beusichem (SBB [p])
  • Waarden bij Heesselt (SBB [p])
  • Waarden bij Hurwenen (SBB [p])
  • Waarden bij Maurik (SBB [p])
  • Waarden bij Poederoijen (SBB [p])
  • Waarden bij Wamel (SBB [p])
  • Wageningse Uiterwaarden (SBB [a])

Groningen

  • Noord- en Zuidbroek (SBB [p])

Limburg

  • Bergerbos (SBB [p])
  • Boekenderbos (SBB [a])
  • Bunderbos (SBB [p])
  • Holtmuhle (SBB [p])
  • Keversbroek (NM [p])
  • Kunderberg (SBB [p])
  • Maasoevers Limburg (SBB [p])
  • Maasvallei (NM [a])
  • Schuitwater (SBB [p])
  • Sint-Pietersberg (NM [a])
  • Swalmdal (SBB [p])

Noord-Brabant

  • Bommelerwaard-West Komgronden (SBB [p])
  • De Biesbosch (SBB [a])
  • De Kempen (SBB [p])
  • Gansooiense Uiterwaard (NM [p])
  • Gewande (SBB [p])
  • Hedel en Ammerzoden (SBB [p])
  • Keent en Reek (SBB [p])
  • Leudal (SBB [p])
  • Maasuiterwaarden (NM [a])
  • Mill en Langenboom (SBB [p])
  • Nederhemert (SBB [p])
  • Oeffelter Meent (SBB [p])
  • Oost- en Noordwaard (SBB [p])
  • Waarden bij Gameren (SBB [a])

Noord-Holland

  • Guisveld (SBB [p])
  • Haarlemmermeer-Zuid (SBB [p])
  • Laegieskamp (NM [p])
  • Naardermeer (NM [p])
  • Nationaal Park Zuid-Kennemerland (NM [p])
  • Oostzanerveld (SBB [p])
  • Slingerduin (SBB [p])

Overijssel

  • Engelsche Werk (SBB [p])
  • Fortmond (SBB [a])
  • Heerenbroek (SBB [p])
  • Hengforder Waarden (SBB [p])
  • Oldeneel (SBB [p])
  • Wijhe-Buitenwaarden (SBB [p])
  • Windesheim (SBB [p])
  • Zalk-Wilsum (SBB [a])

Utrecht

  • Amerongse Bovenpolder (SBB [p])
  • De Waarden (SBB [a])
  • Tull en 't Waal (SBB [p])

Zeeland

  • Grevelingen (SBB [a])
  • Katse Plaat (NM [p])
  • Kop van Schouwen (SBB [p])
  • Neeltje Jans (NM [p])
  • Noord-Beveland (SBB [p])
  • Schouwen-Duiveland (SBB [p])
  • Veerse Meer (SBB [p])
  • Walcheren (SBB [p])
  • Zuiddorpe (SBB [p])
  • Zuidkust van Schouwen (NM [p])

Zuid-Holland

  • De Avelingen (SBB [p])
  • Duinen van Goeree (NM [a])
  • Goeree (SBB [p])
  • Haringvliet (SBB [p])
  • Hondswaard (SBB [a])
  • Kop van Goeree (NM [p])
  • Krammer-Volkerak (SBB [p])
  • Lekuiterwaarden Noord (SBB [a])
  • Lekuiterwaarden Zuid (SBB [a])
  • Lopikerwaard (SBB [p])
  • Noordwijk (SBB [p])
  • Scheelhoek (NM [a])
  • Wassenaar (SBB [a])
  • Westduinpark (SBB [p])

B) In genebank

  • CGN: no material

© NDFF, 2015
© NDFF, 2015

Legend distribution maps

upper map:

  • red: locations of presence
  • green: management type maps with areas that qualify for financial support (largely representing the Dutch network of protected areas). Protected water areas are not shown (IJsselmeer, Markermeer and all Frisian lakes, Randmeren & Vechtplassen).

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lower map:

Distribution area
Europe largest part of Europe
Asia from Europe to Siberia
Africa N-Africa
North-America naturalized
South-America -
Australia -
source: wilde-planten.nl, 2015
source: wilde-planten.nl, 2015

Expected distribution due to climate change

Expected distribution area in 2070 in the European region and in the Netherlands compared with current suitable areas under an optimistic and a pessimistic climate change scenario (see: About CWRnl / Methodology). Click on a map to enlarge.

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Optimistic scenario

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Distribution data GBIF, November 2016
Distribution data GBIF, November 2016

Pessimistic scenario

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Additional information